The last day was set aside for Blue Lakes, four alpine lakes in the Blue Lakes WSA. If the Pine Forest Working Group's land-management proposals are approved by the public and the Humboldt County Commission, Nevada's congressional delegation will then be asked to take the proposal to Congress for official designation as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The eventual plan is to combine the Blue Lakes WSA with the Alder Creek WSA, add some land from area ranchers in exchange for land that they can use, keep and slightly improve the 18-mile main road in, but close others that aren't necessary, keeping as much wilderness as possible. Here we are, headed to the lakes. And look: Traffic!.
Deputy Editor Jay Cassell and Greg Moore, Trout Unlimited’s communications specialist for TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Projects, spent three days with Jim Jeffress, TU’s Nevada backcountry coordinator, exploring the Blue Lakes – Pine Forest Range in the far northwest corner of Nevada, close to the Oregon line.