Bitterroot Forest releases new travel plan

This is a pretty good summary of the Bitterroot Forest’s recently released travel plan . . .

For the first time in 40 years, the Bitterroot National Forest officially has a new updated travel management plan.

The effort follows nine years of public involvement, a record 13,400 comments and court decisions that altered the process midstream before the final document could be released to the public.

Forest Supervisor Julie King signed off on the Bitterroot Forest’s Travel Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision [on May 11].

The plan dictates how both summer and winter motorized use is managed on the 1.6 million acre national forest.

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