I think opportunities for "quite recreation" as Ms. Gray calls it are abundant here in NW Montana. We are blessed with Glacier National Park, The Bob Marshall Wilderness, The Jewel Basin and many more places that motorized use are prohibited. Ms. Gray's concerns about dust are warranted, but she chose to live in the woods on a dirt road. Perhaps the County, Blacktail Mountain and the FAA can consider dust abatement options?
Speeding, littering and driving off trail are the actions of an inconsiderate/irresponsible few, but closing areas or limiting expansion because of their actions is comparable to closing Highways 93 and US 2 because someone litters, speeds or drives intoxicated. Most of us who enjoy the OHV area pick up trash, drive on established trails, and spend money in the communities of Lakeside, Somers and Kalispell. Lets see how this plan can be developed to meet the needs of all forest users and not the wishes a select few.
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