By SEMA Washington, D.C, Staff
A federal district court judge upheld a lower court ruling issued last September that rejected a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plan to add 137 miles of off-road vehicle trails in central Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest.
A conservation group had challenged the plan’s environmental analysis regarding habitat for elk, wolves and native fish. The USFS plan would have expanded the existing off-highway vehicle trail system of 674 miles by 20%, including 53 miles of newly developed roads and trails connecting to the existing system.
The USFS must now pursue a new plan.
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