Today the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest released its analysis of the roads not needed for forest management or access to our mountains. The report calls for the destruction of 1,261 miles of roads, which equates to 2,656 segments within the boundaries or the forest. These are roads to access wildfires, manage overgrown vegetation, gather firewood from, and provided areas of solitude for our veterans, elderly and families.
By releasing such a report the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has turned a deaf ear to our residents, our culture, and our ways of life to sustain our families from the mountains and continues to ignore their mission to serve the public in Eastern Oregon.
Link to analysis report – http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/wallowa-whitman/landmanagement/projects/?cid=fsbdev7_008909
Very disappointing to see this, and to know that no one at the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest had the integrity to work with even the county commissioners on this issue.