Forest Service Beats Calif. Suit Over Closed Roads

By Adam Lidgett (March 2, 2017, 8:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Forest Service was given a quick win on Wednesday in a suit from a coalition of groups and residents challenging the agency's 2010 decision to close hundreds of miles of roads in California's Plumas National Forest to motorized vehicles, with a federal judge concluding the federal government considered a reasonable range of alternatives.

The Sierra Access Coalition; the California Off-Road Vehicle Association; the counties of Butte and Plumas, California; and two individuals had all filed a lawsuit challenging a travel management plan from the Forest Service restricting motorized vehicles in parts of the Plumas National Forest in Northern California....

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