July 31, 2009

Off-road vehicle use increasing on public lands

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More people are taking their off-highway vehicles onto private lands and until recently land managers appear to have been ignoring the potential harm to natural resources. Susan Montoya Bryan of the Associated Press reports that tight budgets have hampered response to the issue by the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. The issue was the subject of a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report.

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