SEASONAL ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2019 for SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST

Sawtooth NATIONAL FOREST

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Contact: 208-423-7500

Julie Thomas, Public Affairs Officer

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SEASONAL ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2019 for SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST

 

JEROME, IDAHO – Beginning December 1, 2019 Seasonal Closures for Roads and Trails go into effect. This is intended to protect roads and trails from being harmed by vehicle traffic while they are wet and to protect winter wildlife habitat.  It also helps to keep the public from going into areas that are snow covered and dangerous if their vehicle becomes stuck. 

 

We also want to urge the public to stay away from wildlife wintering on the Forest.  Please do not approach them.  They need to use all of their energy to stay alive during the winter.

 

Winter recreation closures also become effective in some areas beginning on Sunday.  Please consult the Sawtooth National Forest Winter Visitor Maps, which are available at any Sawtooth Forest office to learn about the closures.

 

Stop by any Sawtooth National Forest office to pick up your Motor Vehicle Use Map or to find out current information for your visit to the Forest.

 

The mission of the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.  The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.)

 

 

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