Forest Service to offer Winter Trek field trips |

Forest Service to offer Winter Trek field trips

Tribune staff report

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin accepting reservations for the 2015 Winter Trek Conservation Education program on Monday.

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 snowshoe physical education adventure, while learning about fire and forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Service at 530-543-2694 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Winter Trek begins Jan. 6 and continues through March 26, weather permitting.

Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the Forest Service, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Explore Tahoe Visitor Center and Heavenly Mountain Resort.

For more information, contact Megan Dee at 530-543-2618 or or Joy Barney at 530-543-2685 or More information is available at

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