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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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 Forest Service manages 193 million acres, including eight percent of the Greater Sage-Grouse habitat across five regions in the western United States. The decline of the greater sage-grouse (GRSG) and its sagebrush steppe habitat has been the focus of conservationists’ concerns for more than two decades. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service have finalized environmental review for proposed land use plans that will conserve key sagebrush habitat, address identified threats to the greater sage-grouse and promote sustainable economic development in the West.
The public is invited to attend the opening event of the Fort Ruby Interpretive Trail on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This trail was built to share the history of Fort Ruby. The event will start at 1 p.m. with a flag raising ceremony and a blessing from the Western Shoshone Tribe. Various speakers will give 10 to 15 minute talks on the prehistory, history of the Fort and soldiers, and the native Shoshone perspective. The Fort Ruby Interpretive Trail will officially open at 3 p.m.