The Humboldt-Toiyabe'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.
Why Care About America's Sagebrush? Find out more about how unprecedented conservation partnerships and good stewardship of the land is helping to protect sagebrush ecosystem and a traditional way of life in the western United States. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife)
The Cold War Memorial: Honoring those who served during the longest and most costly war in American history. As the only national memorial to the Cold-War era and the first in the state of Nevada, the monument honors the thousands of individuals who worked covertly for the United States government during the Cold War, many of whom paid for America’s freedom with their very lives. This memorial is located at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Springtime Restrictions Issued for Public Safety, Tribal Activities, and Natural Resource Protection
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) recently issued area closures and vehicle-access restrictions to enhance public safety and support tribal activities and natural resource protection.
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.
Humboldt-Toiyabe's own Jim Hurja was recently named Field Soil Scientist of the Year within the 2014 Rise to the Future Awards for the USDA Forest Service. Hurja is being recognized for his leadership, technical expertise, and ability to effectively integrate soils management with other program areas, which involved numerous activities to advance local, regional, and national projects. Hurja has been instrumental in partnering, fund raising, and advancing the Cooperative National Soil Surveyon more than 3.5 million acres of National Forest System lands. Hurja’s on-the-ground knowledge has made him a critical part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe’s team. “We are very proud of Jim and his accomplishments. It’s very rewarding to see our employee being recognized for all his hard work,” said HTNF Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger. Hurja will accept his award from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell on May 19 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.