Volunteers help Bureau of Land Management rehabilitate unauthorized trails
The volunteers placed brush and rocks to camouflage vehicle routes that had been pioneered into the Wilderness Study Area. The work was part of a larger effort to rehabilitate 68 unauthorized vehicle trails that have become established in the WSA. Numerous other vehicle roads and trails in the area remain open to use.
The Wilderness Study
Areas were designated in 1979 after an inventory process and public scoping
process. WSAs are managed so as not to impair their suitability for Wildereness
designation by the congress. The establishment of new vehicle trails within
these areas is an impairing activity and cannot be authorized by BLM.
- News.bytes extra, 6/27/02