Tahoe National Forest Offers Virtual Services in Response to COVID-19 – YubaNet

Nevada City, California March 23, 2020 – Tahoe National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak as directed by federal and state authorities.

“As we work in an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority,” said Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano. “We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.”

These measures have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit large gatherings and promote social distancing.

Many services traditionally offered in our public offices are available online.

California Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/

California Residential Burn Permit: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/

Annual or lifetime federal recreation passes, including all seniors passes: https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes

Forest Maps: https://store.usgs.gov/filter-products?categories=%5B216%5D&page=1

Exclusive Tahoe National Forest products offered by our partner organization, the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association: https://esiaonline.org/shop-online

For additional questions, please visit our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/. We will continue to update our website with current virtual service information as conditions change. To email Tahoe National Forest, please use the “Contact Us” feature on our website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/contactus/tahoe/about-forest/contactus. To contact your local Tahoe National Office with specific questions, please use the update phone numbers below.

Tahoe National Forest Supervisors Office (Nevada City): 530-265-4531

Truckee Ranger District Office: 530-536-0417

Sierraville Ranger District Office: 530-430-7093

American River Rangers District Office (Foresthill): 530-492-5631

Yuba River District Ranger Office (Camtonville): 530-362-8259

Visitors to our National Forests are urged to follow the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For guidance from the CDC on preventing diseases like the coronavirus, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

Perry A. Thomasson