Norton eases road claims

Jenkins, Matt
April 2006
High Country News;4/17/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p6
The article reports that the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Gale Norton has allowed an opportunity for counties and states to claim control of roads crossing federal lands managed by her department. She also allowed these areas to construct highways across public land. Counties see the move as a way to manage local access, while conservationists fear an ever-expanding network of roads. Orders stated that trails that were not historically open to vehicle can still be considered as highways.


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