Forest Management Officials in Minnesota say they are seeing an uptick in trash dumped on public roads, including along state forest roads. Kirsten Rosenberger works in the Superior National Forest and says the illegal dumping is widespread.

“I do get to the woods a lot, I see it, it is not unique to this area. At least my district, I’ve seen it a lot on forest roads. Its not campers, its not camping, it is people looking for a place to dump.”

Recently Rosenberger organized a group of forest service workers to remove garbage left along a forest road. They ended up with five pickup loads and two dump trailers worth of garbage, over 2 tons of junk, from a 3 mile stretch of road.