Agreement Paves Way for Forest Roads

A compromise agreement reached by conservation groups, off-roaders and three rural counties settles litigation going back to the 1990's by resolving the status of contentious trails in Northern California's Eldorado National Forest, according to documents posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Under the agreement, some trails and dirt roads would reopen, others would remain closed and still others would begin restoration of past damage. Read the full story.