Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Illegal access to Forest Service roads needs community solution


October 24, 2019

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

The Seeley Lake Ranger District's pile of broken, cut and bent gates that have been vandalized.

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...

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