Oregon miners cited for making illegal road 
Associated Press - December 18, 2011

The U.S. Forest Service has cited some miners for making an illegal road next to a botanical area in southern Oregon.

The Daily Courier reports that about 800 feet of road was scraped out and is now mud next to Days Gulch Botanical area.

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest officials described the area along Josephine Creek, a tributary of the Illinois River, as "a delicate bog harboring a number of interesting species."

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