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Pine Forest Range Wilderness

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Photograph taken in  the Pine Forest Range Wilderness
Credit:
Brian Beffort

Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Pine Forest Range Wilderness (map) in 2014 and it now has a total of 24,015 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Description

Just north of the Black Rock Desert, the Pine Forest Range Wilderness offers a diverse landscape of rolling slopes of sagebrush, dense stands of aspen and otherworldly clusters of rock formations. This unique mountain range whose peaks rise over 9,000 feet has long been a destination for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. It boasts the only alpine lakes in the region and is habitat for rainbow trout, sage grouse, chukar, and big game wildlife including mule deer, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. Scenic lakes and reservoirs offer world-class trout fisheries.

Planning to Visit the Pine Forest Range Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Pine Forest Range Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.



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