Forest Service discusses public preferences for pending road closures

Posted on July 8, 2014 

The people's choices for the most and least popular roads accessing the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest will be unveiled at an evening (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) public meeting Thursday, July 10 at the Bellingham Public Library.

Forest Service representatives will reveal the results of the Sustainable Roads public outreach initiative in which interested citizens were asked to name their five favorite places on the forest including their home districts and the roads that get them there.

USFS managers are planning to use this public input together with other information to decide which roads to close and de-construct in the future as road maintenance budgets continue to shrink. Administrators warn that as much 75 percent of the existing road system may be eliminated. 

You must reserve a seat for this presentation by logging onto the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Web page and checking into the Web page ( dealing with meetings to RSVP.

Check out the USFS Website at or call 425 783-6000 or 800 627-0062 for more.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service