October 20, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - The vast majority of national forest roads in Elko County will remain open for motorists and only some will be closed under a travel management plan released Friday by the U.S. Forest Service.
The decision for the first time recognizes more than 900 miles of roads and trails in the county as part of the national forest system. It keeps open another 1,085 miles of existing authorized roads and closes about 225 miles of road.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest officials say the decision means nearly 2,000 miles of roads and motorized trails will be open for public use in Elko County, which represents over 90 percent of all of the miles of roads and trails in the county.
The public has a 45-day period to comment on the record of decision.