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BLM proposes new fence along portion of Saddle Mountains OHV area

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on April 1, 2011 at 9:15 am |
April 1, 2011 9:15 am

The Bureau of Land Management’s Wenatchee File Office is proposing to build a fence on the east side of the Saddle Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle open riding area.

The proposed 1.75-mile fence would replace a temporary fence and mark the boundary between the BLM-managed land and adjacent private property that is closed to OHV use.

A 1997 recreation management plan called for the construction of a permanent fenceline delineating the eastern boundary of the OHV open area. The installation also would create a 150-acre exclosure to reduce safety hazards to humans and livestock and to protect sensitive resources, said a BLM document.

The open riding area covers about 4,300 acres at the west end of the Saddle Mountains. The area is in Grant County, north of Mattawa.

People interested in learning about the proposal can click here for more information, or call the Wenatchee office at 509-665-2100.

The agency is accepting comments on the proposal until April 22. They can be send by email to OR_Wenatchee_Mail@blm.gov or mailed for 915 Walla Walla Ave., Wenatchee WA 98801. Label all comments: Saddle Mountains OHV Boundary Fence.

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