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Published September 28, 2009, 07:31 AM

Grasslands might have more closed roads

U.S. Forest Service officials mapping public roads in the Little Missouri National Grasslands have determined that most oil and gas roads are private, which could mean less public access than first thought. For the past two years, Forest Service staff have used satellite technology to map all the roads on 1 million acres in western North Dakota as part of a nationwide mapping project for national forests and grasslands. Some of the roads actually are little more than paths used by hunters.

By: By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press , The Jamestown Sun

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