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Majority of roads in Mount Baker-Snoqualimie National Forest to be closed

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Majority of roads in Mount Baker-Snoqualimie National Forest to be closed

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

The National Forest Service wants to know which roads are worth keeping in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Spokesperson Renee Bodine says there are 2,500 miles of roads and they can only afford to maintain about a quarter of them.

Play Renee Bodine on forest roads

They are considering closing many roads that are washing out into streams and rivers, causing concern for fish and wildlife habitat.

A Public meeting will be held in Sedro Woolley at the Mount Baker District Office on July 9 and another at the Bellingham Public Library on September 10.

Comments can also be left on the National Forest Service’s “Sustainable Roads” blog at www.mbsustainableroads.com.