Forest officials take steps to limit ATV access

Posted: Nov 2, 2010

Written by

ROB THORNBERRY, The Post Register
ATV off-roading.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest officials have escalated their war against people who pioneer illegal roads on the 3 million-acre forest.

This summer and fall, Forest Service officials closed 377 illegally created roads on the seven districts that are spread from Lone Pine and Henry's Lake in the north to Montpelier and Malad in the south. The closures have blocked off roughly 50 miles of illegally created roads.

The Forest Service has spent roughly $285,000 to destroy illegal trailheads, much of the money coming from federal stimulus money.

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