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Groups seek EIS for ATVs

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OKANOGAN — Two environmental groups are asking Okanogan County to either issue an environmental impact statement or remove dozens of county roads from a list now proposed for opening to all-terrain vehicles.

A May 2 letter to the Okanogan County Planner from The Methow Valley Citizens Council and Conservation Northwest says the county’s determination that opening 597 miles of roads to the recreational vehicles would have no significant environmental impact fails to consider illegal off-road use.

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