by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager
Associated Oregon Loggers
Environmentalists Attack Biking:
A plan prepared by the Mount Hood National Forest to build 17 miles of mountain bike trails on the slopes surrounding Timberline Lodge has been litigated by four environmental groups that filed suit in federal court over the alpine meadows. Just as proposed timber sales and forest roads routinely are found to have no significant environmental impact, Forest Service managers determined that the new bike trails would render only minor impacts, while helping keep recreational uses vibrant. Environmental litigants claim a litany of alleged violations.
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