Government landscaping

June 2008
High Country News;6/9/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p3
The article provides updates about the proposed landscaping projects for national forests in the Western States. The Bitterroot National Forest has released its draft of the travel management plan which proposed the closure of the 5,000 miles of roads to motorized use. The preliminary proposal of Wallowa Whitman National Forest to close 4,200 miles of unmaintained roads and 1.3 million acres for motorized travel has gained commendation from local environmental groups and opposition from local residents. On the other hand, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will close some 55,000 acres and 89 miles of trails tooffroaders at the Sonoran Desert National Monument.


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