Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest


Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF), currently led by Edward Monnig, the Forest Supervisor, is the principal U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Nevada. With an area of 6.3 million acres (25,000 km²), it is the largest National Forest of the United States outside of Alaska. It does not resemble most other National Forests at all, with numerous fairly large, but non-contiguous sections scattered about most of the state of Nevada and 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 small part of the forest (about 11%) is actually in eastern California, in the areas around Bridgeport and Markleeville and other areas east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. 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.

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 acreage. There are local ranger district offices located in Ely, Elko, Wells, and Winnemucca.

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 acreage. 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

* Austin Ranger District - around Austin, including Shoshone Mountains
* Bridgeport Ranger District - around Bridgeport
* Carson Ranger District - near Carson City
* Ely Ranger District - around Ely, Nevada
* Jarbidge Ranger District - near Jarbidge
* Mountain City Ranger District - near Mountain City
* Ruby Mountains Ranger District - Ruby Mountains south of Wells, Nevada:(formerly Ruby Mountains National Forest)
* Spring Mountains National Recreation Area - Spring Mountains
* Santa Rosa Ranger District - Santa Rosa Range
* Tonopah Ranger District - near Tonopah, Nevada, including Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, Monitor Range, and Hot Creek Range

Wilderness areas

* Alta Toquima Wilderness
* Arc Mountain Wilderness
* Bald Mountain Wilderness
* Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
* Currant Mountain Wilderness
* East Humboldt Wilderness
* High Schells Wilderness
* Grant Range Wilderness
* Hoover Wilderness
* Jarbidge Wilderness
* La Madre Mountain Wilderness
* Mokelumne Wilderness
* Mount Charleston Wilderness
* Mount Moriah Wilderness
* Mount Rose Wilderness
* Quinn Canyon Wilderness
* Rainbow Mountain Wilderness
* Red Mountain Wilderness
* Ruby Mountains Wilderness
* Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness
* Schellback Wilderness
* Table Mountain Wilderness
* White Pine Range Wilderness

Counties

In descending order of forest land area [http://www.fs.fed.us/land/staff/lar/2007/TABLE_6.htm]

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

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/ Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest] - official website
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/resources/ Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest] - Natural resources


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