The USDA Forest Service provides recreational opportunities for visitors of the Cherokee National Forest. The service has been gearing recreational activities towards a sustainable future. Investments have been made towards sustainability, safety, and meeting the needs of forest visitors. Due to a decreasing budget, there may be some sites that are no longer open or will require maintenance. Many areas that require maintenance and have safety issues will be decommissioned. Some outdated areas on the sites have been updated. User fees are being updated to reflect the changes.
- The Forest Service is increasingly concerned with the problems associated with long-delayed maintenance and diminishing resources.
- The Forest Service will be modifying the recreational programs at Cherokee National Forest in order to improve future sustainability.
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“Forest Service managers say they can no longer afford to continue to finance aging facilities, poorly designed trails and underused day-use and camping sites.”