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  • Over-Snow Area Closures

     A Kootenai Forest Order restricting motorized and mechanized uses in recommended wilderness and Research and Natural areas resulted in changes to where over snow motor vehicle and mechanized use is allowed.

    Areas in the Scotchman Peaks, Roderick, and the Cabinet Addition areas either remain closed or are now closed to over snow use. A map of current areas closed to over snow uses, as well as the Closure Orders are available at Forest Service Offices.

    These changes were studied and discussed in the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Kootenai Forest Plan issued in January 2015. The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has issued similar restriction on the Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks wilderness area.