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It saddened me to read the account of the forced decomissioning of a Forest Service road in Northern California "Your Trail Next" by Sylvia Milligan (RANGE, Spring 2005). Apparently the old road was serving as a trail while quietly returning to a natural state. It was being enjoyed by the public and the closure prevented that use. Trees were unnecessarily cut, a firebreak was lost and sections of trail bulldozed, causing damage to the watershed.

From the article it appears that no one contacted the local Forest Service office about this.

Here are some suggestions that you can use to help keep your trails open:

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