Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Service snowshoe program returning
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s Winter Trek conservation education program is returning in 2018 and the agency will soon start accepting reservations.
LTBMU will start accepting reservations on Monday, Dec. 18, according to a press release. Fifth-grade teachers may reserve a spot by calling the forest supervisor’s office at 530-543-2789, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Winter Trek begins Tuesday, Jan. 9, and continues through March 29, weather permitting. Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Led by Forest Service rangers and community volunteers, the Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience that takes place at 9,100 feet via the Gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The program includes a physical education snowshoeing adventure, while learning about fire and the forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the city of South Lake Tahoe’s Explore Tahoe Visitor Center.