The Hungry Horse News reports that roads across the Flathead National Forest will soon get a grade, the Forest Service announced last week. It’s part of an effort to analyze forest roads, figure out which are in good shape, which are in bad shape, and their risks and benefits. The grades will be based on several factors, Flathead Forest spokesman Wade Muehlhof said, including access to timber, recreation and private lands, and impacts on watersheds like rivers and streams. When the Forest-wide analysis is complete, each road will receive a numerical grade. Read the full article here.