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.
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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.