The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.
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Visitors are responsible for learning about any restrictions before heading out to enjoy their national forests. Check with the local ranger station concerning fire restrictions involving campfires, smoking, ammunition, etc. as well as other forest conditions.
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced its final plan to conserve, enhance, and restore sagebrush and associated habitats to provide for the long-term viability of a small but distinct population of greater sage-grouse on public lands in Nevada and California. The recently released Bi-State Sage-grouse (BSSG) Record of Decision (ROD), which provides consistent management direction across the Forest, describes amendments to the Toiyabe National Forest land management plan.
The 2016 pine nut harvest season kicks off on lands managed by the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Both agencies are working together to ensure the public is safely harvesting pine nuts and aware of the regulations. The length of the pine nut harvest season varies depending on crop quality and seasonal weather conditions. It is generally September to late October when pine nuts are still available for harvest.