Enforcement, Not Signs, Key To Protecting Forest

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Editor:

Kudos to Chuck Jacobs for his April 17 Mail Call letter. The proposed Forest Service policy to post only the roads that are open, is flawed. Any signs the Forest Service erects will be subject to removal by environmental extremist and other vandals, thus automatically closing roads.

Apparently, the problem stems from the Forest Service's inability to stop damage done by irresponsible people who refuse to use existing trails, who litter and who harm the forest environment. Signs will not solve this problem; improved enforcement of existing laws and rules will.

We enjoy use of the Forest Service roads. It would be a shame to punish everyone by closing our forest to vehicle use.

R.A. Bradford, Payson

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