by Kurt Hildebrand
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January 25, 2013
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Pine Nut plan revision concerns off-roaders

Revision of the federal management plan for the Pine Nut Mountains has off-road enthusiasts concerned about their favorite trails in the area.

Blue Ribbon Coalition Public Lands Director Brian Hawthorne said the goal of the plan is to get everyone on designated trails.

"The focus now is on motorized users," he said. "We're looking at more closures and limitations. But we're up first. Mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers are also likely to be limited."

Hawthorne said that the coalition recognizes the need for establishing trails for off-road use.

"We don't think every route needs to stay open," he said. "The …

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