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Forest road decommissioning winding down?

Looks like the Flathead National Forest might be just about done with decommissioning roads . . .

Over the past 10 years, the Flathead National Forest has decommissioned about 700 miles of roads. That might be nearly the last of them if recommendations contained in a recent draft study are followed.

Forest planners recently examined all 3,000 miles of roads spread across the 2.4 million acres of Flathead Forest land. The travel analysis looked at risks and benefits for each road and concluded that, in the future, only 54 miles of road would be considered for closing or no longer needed.

Most of that total is found in one road — Forest Road 2820, in the headwaters of Bunker Creek.

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