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Forest Road Projects Mean Local Jobs for WA

Seattle, WA – It’s been a bumpy road getting federal dollars to fix all those bumpy roads in the Washington backcountry – but the U.S. Forest Service will spend $7 million here this year as part of the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation program. It represents a rare funding increase for forest road repair and decommissioning, and means work opportunities in many small towns as well as environmental benefits. Comments from Mike Anderson, senior resource analyst, The Wilderness Society. (Pronouncer: skoh-KOH-mish)