July 13, 2009

Major limits for ATVs in national forests

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Major limits are coming on where noisy ATVs can go in national forests, but the limits are being imposed with different strategies and goals, reports Matthew Preusch of The Oregonian. Some forest managers in Oregon and across the West are considering allowing the motorized vehicles on all roads where they can already go, but banning them off-road, while others are closing thousands of miles of previously open roads.  The change is the result of a 2005 U.S. Forest Service rule aimed at controlling the motorized recreational vehicles that can harm sensitive habitat and disrupt the solitude of the forest. Trails are supposed to be plotted by the end of the year.

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