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First FERTA easement nears completion

For a number of years, Crook County and the U.S. Forest Service have been working to create a map of the area that identifies ownership of particular roads and the entity responsible for their maintenance, a project that will ensure the public always has access to thoroughfares.

As the first of the FERTA easements needed to make that happen reaches completion, District Ranger Mike Gosse provided an update last week on what the project involves – and how it might be possible to speed up the process.

While there may be a “perceived lack of progress” on the long-running project, Gosse s...