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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the Spring Mountains
Map showing the location of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Location California and Nevada, United States
Nearest city Reno, NV
Coordinates
Area 6,289,821 acres (25,454.00 km2)[1]
Established Humboldt July 1, 1908; Toiyabe March 2, 1907[2]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) is the principal U.S. National Forest in the U.S. state of Nevada, and has a smaller portion in Eastern California. With an area of 6,289,821 acres (25,454.00 km2), it is the largest National Forest of the United States outside of Alaska.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Ranger Districts 1.1
    • Wilderness areas 1.2
      • Humboldt National Forest 1.2.1
      • Toiyabe National Forest 1.2.2
    • Counties 1.3
      • Nevada counties 1.3.1
      • California counties 1.3.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Geography

HTNF does not resemble most other National Forests in that it has numerous fairly large but non-contiguous sections scattered about most of the state of Nevada and a portion of eastern California. Its 10 ranger districts are scattered across the many mountain ranges in Nevada, from the Santa Rosa Range in the north to the Spring Mountains near Las Vegas in the south. A part of the forest (about 11%) is in eastern California, in the areas around Bridgeport and Markleeville, and other areas east of the Sierra Nevada.

The forest lies in 13 counties in Nevada and 6 in California. The counties with the largest amount of forest land are Nye, Elko, and White Pine in Nevada, and Mono County in California, but there are 15 other counties with land in this widely dispersed forest. Forest headquarters are located in Sparks, Nevada.

Humboldt National Forest section

The smaller and more northeasterly Humboldt National Forest is located generally in eastern and northern Nevada, in parts of Elko, White Pine, Humboldt, Nye, and Lincoln counties. It has about 43.5% of the total area. There are local ranger district offices located in Ely, Elko, Wells, and Winnemucca.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Toiyabe National Forest section

The larger and more southwesterly Toiyabe National Forest is located generally in central, western, and southern Nevada and eastern California, in parts of Nye, Lander, Mineral, Lyon, Eureka, Washoe, Douglas, and Clark counties and Carson City in Nevada, and Mono, Alpine, Sierra, Nevada, Lassen, and El Dorado counties in California. It has about 56.5% of the total area. There are local ranger district offices located in Austin, Bridgeport, Carson City, Las Vegas, and Tonopah. (Bridgeport is the only station that is in California.)

Ranger Districts

Summer wildflowers in Copper Basin (Jarbidge and Mountain City ranger districts)
(formerly Ruby Mountains National Forest)

Wilderness areas

Humboldt National Forest

Toiyabe National Forest

The Santa Rosa Range within the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness area.

Counties

In descending order of forest land area within the counties:[4]

Nevada counties

  • Nye, Elko, White Pine, Lander, Humboldt, Mineral, Lyon, Eureka, Washoe, Douglas, Clark, Lincoln, Carson City

California counties

  • Mono, Alpine, Sierra, Nevada, Lassen, El Dorado

References

  1. ^ "Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest webpage". U.S. Department of Agriculture. June 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. November 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Acreage breakdown". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.fs.fed.us/land/staff/lar/2007/TABLE_6.htm

External links

  • Official website
  • National Atlas: Map of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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