Closing USFS Roads

Don Baccus dhogaza at
Tue Apr 14 20:23:34 EST 1998

In article <353372F1.5538 at>,
Don Staples  <dstaples at> wrote:

>From Texas:  "A report from the USFS indicated that the USFS chief was
>considering spending $218 million to close 3,500 miles of NF roads and
>then replant."

Of course, the head of the Texas Forest Service only talks about how
cheaply he can replant.  Road closing isn't done in order to simply
create strips of trees in the old roadbeds, and it isn't the main cost
involved with closing roads.  

So he's comparing apples and oranges.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza at>
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