Feb 2, 2018. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit reminds drivers to stay on designated roads. Resource damage was recently discovered on public land in the meadow near Heavenly Creek, off Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe. Causing resource damage can result in a citation punishable by a fine of $5,000 or more and/or six months in jail. The Forest Service will continue to monitor areas throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin for compliance to protect natural resources. Photo credit: Paul Potts, U.S. Forest Service.