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Ottawa proposal opens more roadways to ORV recreation



BESSEMER — Copies of the Ottawa National Forest’s proposed motorized use plan that would take effect in 2018, opening more roads and trails to off-highway vehicle use, are available for review.

In a letter to the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners, Ottawa Forest Supervisor Linda Jackson said the proposal seeks to change motorized vehicle use designation for several forest roads on the Ottawa, opening many to recreational use.

A total of 568 miles of roads across the massive national forest are affected.

About 86 miles or roads would be opene...

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