The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is located in the center and western center part of Nevada and eastern center part of California.
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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. 

The Wilderness Act was officially signed by congress on September 3rd, 1964. It was the hard work of environmental pioneers like John Muir and Lyndon B. Johnson, that with long talks and brainstorming came up with a plan to preserve these majestic lands for current and future generations to enjoy. Congress has designated nearly 110 million acres of public wildlands as wildernes, which is the highest protection for any public lands. The Wilderness Act was a landmark law and the first in the world to permanently protect public lands as wilderness, calling logging, drilling, road building and most motorized vehicles off-limits in these areas.

Wilderness: Recreating a connection to wild places


The Future of Wilderness: A perspective from a Wilderness Ranger

Wilderness 50th Anniversary website

Recent News


A Few Things We Are Proud Of

A look at some of the hard work we have accomplished during the year. The Forest employees and partners have put in a lot of long hours this year!

Wilderness Intern Helps Forest Excel in Many Areas

Samuel Kilburn, 2013 Wilderness intern on the Carson Ranger District, contributed greatly to the Forest's outdoor to-do list this past summer.

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Exploring Elko County’s History - Aspen Tree Carvings - October 2014

In the 1900s, Elko County was home to Basque sheepherders. The herders would carve aspen trees while the sheep grazed.  

2013 Annual Report

This report provides facts, financials and accomplishments from October 2012 through September of 2013 (the federal government’s fiscal year runs from October through September).


50th anniversary of Wilderness Act celebration

Wilderness Rangers from Bridgeport Ranger District gave an outdoor skills and woodcutting demonstration at Sparks Memorial Park Sept 6 to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

New Bridges on Thomas & Whites Creeks’ Trails in Reno

Courtesy of Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, two new bridges were installed in July and August 2014.

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