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A plugged culvert diverted streamflow onto this forest road in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Legacy Roads and Trails Program funding paid to decommission the high-risk area in this photo, according to Northwest Public Radio. The remaining road was rerouted. (U.S. Forest Service, Region 6)

Fish suffering from Forest Service road neglect

PUBLIC LANDS -- Shrinking budgets at national forests are putting the squeeze on native fisheries. Cutbacks in maintaning mountain roads have left a backlog of work totalling more than $1 billion in the national forests of Washington and Oregon alone, the Forest Service officials report....

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