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Tahoe National Forest access spurs suit

You’re heading to the Tahoe National Forest to go to the campground your family’s visited for decades.
A lawsuit by the Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation says new U.S. Forest Service rules about off road-motorized vehicles may mean you’re not going to get there.
Brandon Middleton, an attorney with the legal foundation, says the federal agency took a severe step and closed most of more than 800 miles of unclassified roads that had been open to 4-wheel drive vehicles and other motorized transport such as motorcycles.

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Middleton, representing groups including Grass Valley 4-Wheel Drive Club and theĀ  High Sierra Motorcycle Club, says the forest service’s “travel management rule” doesn’t follow the law.

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A U.S. Forest Service spokesman says the agency does not comment on pending litigation.

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