Routes go back to nature

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The Forest Service says they will start three separate projects designed to return old roads that are not part of a designated system back into natural forest land. The meetings will take place Tuesday, February 12th in Bishop and Wednesday, February 20th in Mammoth Lakes.

According to a Forest Service press release, the proposed projects will unfold in the Mono Craters, Upper Owens River Watershed, Bishop Creek Watershed and 2009 wilderness additions. The Forest Service says they will promote revegetation and recovery of roads or allow them to do so naturally. In other words, they won’t be routes any more but will go back to a natural state.

The Forest press release says that surveys of the areas revealed that some changes need to be made to “provide key access to important recreation opportunities and to protect various resources.” The details of these changes are in the project proposals. Check out the Forest Service website for more, or attend upcoming meetings.

In Bishop at the Inyo National Forest Supervisors Office, a meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm. Next Wednesday, February 20th, the Forest Service will hold a meeting in the Mammoth Lakes Community Center at 6pm.

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Chris Crosby
Chris Crosby
8 years ago

I am a member of a large group who also considers this land to be “Ours”. Just use Google Maps, Satellite Views to see the enormous number of illegal trails in the back country. I look on various OHV Forums, and see many threads advocating llegal use, fence cutting, and… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

LOL .. that’s pretty funny .. Enough … yeah I have seen that too, there a M/C trail leading from the Freeman Canyon road over to the Shannon Canyon road. It has been there for at least 20 years that I know of, one year .. several years ago someone… Read more »

enoughalready
enoughalready
8 years ago

I was out behind the The Glass a while back. I know the roads pretty well. So I came to this spot that used to be a road. It was a very short road to a primative camp spot. The road was less than 100yds from start to end. Somebody… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

What a nice way to say, get off our land and stay off it.

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
8 years ago

This is how the USFS operates. They say that they want to open roads when in fact they want to close them.

Watch what the outcome will be at the end. They will open a few roads for PR purposes, then secretly close hundreds on old roads.

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
8 years ago
Reply to  Truth Seeker

My Bad. They are making roads they have already closed even more difficult to travel on.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Truth Seeker

I didn’t get it either until reading and re-reading the press release. I hope I have made it more clear for readers – the USFS is re-vegetating, etc. what used to be roads so they no longer will be. However, the press release says something about access to recreation areas.… Read more »