Federal Lands

Federal Lands

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Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on lands managed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Forest Service and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service has become popular over the past few decades. Some critics have asserted that OHV use causes adverse environmental, social, and safety impacts, while proponents have voiced concerns about retaining access to federal lands. This report examined the: (1) trends in and status of OHV use on federal lands, as well as reported environmental, social, and safety impacts; (2) agencies' strategic planning for managing OHV use; (3) actions taken by agency field units to manage OHV use; and (4) current OHV management challenges. Illustrations.Enhanced Planning Could Assist Agencies in Managing Increased Use of Off- Highway Vehicles Robin M. Nazzaro ... Examples of OHVs include but are not limited to 4 x 4 street-legal vehicles; all-terrain vehicles such as three-wheelers, four ... To address our objectives, we collected and analyzed OHV-related documentation, including applicable executive orders and agency plans, regulations, andanbsp;...

Title:Federal Lands
Author:Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-11


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