Highways Over National Forest Lands

Publication Number
M 22-50
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Monty Mills
Engineering and Regional Operations Division
Highways and National Forest lands

This document is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region and the Washington State Department of Transportation. This MOU documents the steps necessary to coordinate transportation activities involving highways on National Forest System land to ensure the public's safe access over these highways.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.