BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is planning four meetings in southern Indiana to gather public input for its study of the roads that meander through the 200,000-acre Hoosier National Forest.
The Forest Service must complete its study of the southern Indiana forest's 490 miles of access roads by 2015 under a rule that calls for all national forests to study their road systems. Those studies are assessing all roads managed by national forest staff to determine if there should be any changes or improvements to those road systems.
The public meetings on the Hoosier National Forest's roads will be held Nov. 5 and Nov. 13 at the Forest Service's Tell City office and Nov. 6 and Nov. 12 at its Brownstown office.