The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has just issued their Draft Travel Management Plan. The plan proposes to close cross-country travel and decommissioned roads to all motorized vehicles while allowing limited motorized access to many dispersed campsites. It also proposes open 350 miles of roads to street-legal ATVs.
The proposed changes are part of the agency’s preferred alternative in a newly-released Environmental Assessment for motorized travel, which is now available for review and comment Before July 1st.
The Environmental Assessment is the first part of the Travel Management Plan, which will eventually determine where on the 4.3 million-acre forest that cars and trucks, ATVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes can travel.