ELKO, Nev. -- A Utah congressman is considering a request to hold a field hearing in Elko on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's travel management plan for Elko County.
Rep. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, is working with Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada to determine if it's possible to schedule the hearing.
Elko County commissioners sent a letter asking Bishop to hold the hearing before the U.S. Forest Service signs a record of decision approving the plan for use of motorized vehicles in the county.
Commissioners strongly oppose road closures and a ban on cross country travel.
Humboldt -Toiyabe Supervisor Jeanne (jean-ee) Higgins says she hopes to sign the record of decision after meeting with commissioners the last week of October.