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PUBLIC LANDS —Apparently my name is mud in Ione this week.
Last week, I reported that Colville National Forest officials were investigating a May gathering of four-wheel drive enthusiasts who illegally drove off designated roads open to motor vehicles and ripped up a seasonal wetland area in a powerline easement near the Pend Oreille County town.
I posted on my blog a link to a Facebook video someone shot of the mudding event and used a Forest Service photo of the aftermath to publicize that agency officials were investigating the case.
“It is against the law to tear up forest roads and meadows, and the legal and financial consequences can be steep,” said Franklin Pemberton, forest spokesman in Colville. Read the full commentary.... http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/jun/19/small-town-ohvers-detour-mainstream-public-land-users/