An administrative appeal against a snowmobile trail proposed by the US Forest Service along the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was filed by a...

An administrative appeal against a snowmobile trail proposed by the US Forest Service along the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was filed by a gathering of Conservation groups led by the Izaak Walton League of America.

The planned trail would run from McFarland Lake to South Fowl Lake on the eastern edge of the BWCAW. The Superior National Forest officials chose the route over others further outside the area.

The conservationists claim the route will require to much construction and would cause snowmobiles to be heard to far into the BWCAW. The other option for the trail would follow existing roadways – and is available as a secondary plan for the Forest Service if snowmobiles are found to violate regulations.

The Appeal was made to Jim Sanders, supervisor of the Superior National Forest. If they don’t get what they want from this appeal, it’s likely the groups will file in the US District Court.

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