The Sustainable Roads Analysis used an interdisciplinary, science-based process to evaluate individual segments of the road system. This process takes into account public issues, forest plan allocations and management constraints. Broad subject areas with refined evaluation criteria are used to demonstrate the compatibility of road segments with ecological, social and economic objectives of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Road segments are rated as low, medium or high based on specific evaluation criteria under categories of resource concerns and access needs. Forest specialists consider resource concerns for aquatics, wildlife, cultural and heritage areas, and invasive plant species; access needs for vegetation management, recreation, cultural and heritage areas, special uses, administrative uses and joint ownership.