New travel limits in Vail’s national forest
VAIL ” The Forest Service has released a new plan for managing travel within the White River National Forest, home to Vail and Beaver Creek mountains.
The supplemental draft environmental impact statement released Thursday incorporates public comments on a proposal released in 2006.
The Forest Service lists three travel management options. Its preferred plan would close about 150 miles of dirt roads to vehicles, convert about 140 miles of dirt roads to motorized ATV trails, and end the use of unlicensed motorized vehicles on about 500 miles. It also adds about 280 miles of routes created by users to the forest transportation system.
The public has 60 days to submit comments.
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