The Forest Service says they will start three separate projects designed to return old roads that are not part of a designated system back into natural forest land. The meetings will take place Tuesday, February 12th in Bishop and Wednesday, February 20th in Mammoth Lakes.
According to a Forest Service press release, the proposed projects will unfold in the Mono Craters, Upper Owens River Watershed, Bishop Creek Watershed and 2009 wilderness additions. The Forest Service says they will promote revegetation and recovery of roads or allow them to do so naturally. In other words, they won’t be routes any more but will go back to a natural state.
The Forest press release says that surveys of the areas revealed that some changes need to be made to “provide key access to important recreation opportunities and to protect various resources.” The details of these changes are in the project proposals. Check out the Forest Service website for more, or attend upcoming meetings.
In Bishop at the Inyo National Forest Supervisors Office, a meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm. Next Wednesday, February 20th, the Forest Service will hold a meeting in the Mammoth Lakes Community Center at 6pm.