URE Trails Closed

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  1. JSJJ388


    Aug 31, 2016
  2. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    Just came to post the email I just received....

    National Forests in North Carolina temporarily shuts down Off-Highway Vehicle trail systems

    Asheville, NC, March 26, 2020 - The National Forests in North Carolina Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail systems will be temporarily shut down until May 15, at which time the situation will be reevaluated. This applies to the following OHV areas:

    Croatan National Forest - Black Swamp OHV Area

    Uwharrie National Forest - Badin Lake OHV Area

    Pisgah National Forest - Brown Mountain OHV Area

    Nantahala National Forest - Wayehutta OHV Area

    These actions are consistent with federal and state health and safety direction to help reduce the impact on emergency responders and limit the spread of COVID-19. Use of the OHV trails strains emergency resources, especially search and rescue crews, at a time when the resources are already limited within the local communities.

    As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

    For an updated list of forest closures please visit our Alerts and Notices website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD715959.

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