Illegal access to Forest Service roads needs community solution

SEELEY LAKE – With the hunting season opening this weekend, Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver is asking for everyone's diligence and cooperation with gate closures and decommissioned roads. Not only are the gates fulfilling a legal obligation of the Forest based on other management decisions they are also important for maintaining the Forest's infrastructure investment and are costly to replace. Violating road closures may also have a much larger impact to public access depending how a recent federal court decision plays out in the coming months.

Carver said vandalism of gates and unaut...


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