Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest road survey discussed July 10 in Bellingham


BELLINGHAM - The results into queries about what roads in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are most important to the public and why will be discussed during a meeting Thursday, July 10.

The meeting will run 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.

Saying there was money to maintain just a quarter of the 2,500 miles of roads in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, the U.S. Forest Service asked people for their input about what roads mattered to them.

The agency has been conducting the Sustainable Roads Analysis because of a federal directive. It requires each national forest to implement a plan - by Sept. 30, 2015 - for the minimum road system needed to provide access for recreation, management, restoration as well as protection of resources.

Forest officials said they would use the information as they decided which roads to upgrade, decommission, close or convert to trails in the national forest in the coming years.

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Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or .

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