ATVs Banned On 200 Miles of Montana Trails

From the Great Falls Tribune:
_Citing the need to protect unspoiled wildlife habitat and lands with cultural significance to the Blackfeet Tribe, the U.S. Forest has banned motorized travel on almost 200 miles of trails in northcentral Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine area.

The decision, announced Monday, is part of a travel plan for that section of Lewis and Clark National Forest.

Few places in the United States rival the solitude, wildlife viewing and hunting afforded by the 130,000-acre Badger-Two Medicine, which tipped the scale in favor of travel by foot, horse and bicycle, Forest Supervisor Spike Thompson said._