I just called the supervisor’s office of the Lolo National Forest: The pre-recorded message said they were closed because of the government shutdown.
I called the Flathead National Forest: Same Story.
Ditto for the Bitterroot National Forest, and the Flathead National Forest, and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the….Well, you get the picture.
Does anyone know if logging on U.S. Forest Service lands has also been stopped during the on-going government shutdown? What about mining, and oil and gas development and commercial grazing on U.S. Forest Service lands?
Are all these resource extraction activities on America’s National Forest stopped during President Trump’s shutdown of the federal government? Or are all these resource extraction activities on America’s National Forest still actively taking place on America’s National Forests, but with zero to minimal oversight by the U.S. Forest Service?