ELKO – Elko County commissioners have voted to appeal the U.S. Forest Service’s travel management plan for forest roads in the county.
The Elko Daily Free Press reported that among commissioners’ concerns are who owns and maintains roads in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest under the plan.
Commissioners have long opposed the agency’s plans to close certain roads.
According to the Forest Service, appeals go to the agency’s regional office in Ogden, Utah, but Humboldt-Toiyabe Supervisor Jeanne Higgins will be the appeals officer.
Under the plan, the vast majority of national forest roads in Elko County would remain open for motorized vehicles and only some would be closed.
It includes nearly 2,000 miles of roads and “trails” for motorized use and would close roughly 223 miles of road.