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Judge Closes 6 Off-Road Trails in Idaho

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0  Updated at 1:26 pm, November 3rd, 2011 By:
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Photo displaying example of trail erosion courtesy of parks.ca.gov
(BOISE) – A federal judge has temporarily closed down access to six off-road trails in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The order follows a February ruling that found that the U.S. Forest Service had ignored evidence of significant damage to the trails caused by off-road vehicles. Officials say the trails will remain closed until forest managers can draft rules aimed at better protecting soil, water, and vegetation from ATV’s and other vehicles.