Forest Service set to close roads in Sitka Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead with plans to close more than 70% of the roads in the Sitka Ranger District. District officials blame a service-wide mandate and dramatic budget cuts for the closures; off-road vehicle riders argue that no money is being spent on the roads presently, and closing them would serve only to reduce access and criminalize users.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka