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Is it really a good idea to convert Forest Service roads to ORV-only trails?

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Editor:

You may have read that the Forest Service plans to close 97 miles of roads this year. The actual numbers are much more dramatic. If you live in the valley because you enjoy hunting, fishing or camping, you should be concerned. The Forest Service has quietly announced that they intend to close nearly one third of the roads in the Snowy Range. Out of a total of about 600 miles of roads in the Snowy Range the USFS plans to change the following:

Add to System as closed Road : 42 miles.

Convert to closed Road : 82 miles.

Decommission : 97 miles.

Convert to ORV only : 35 miles.

That’s...



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