Environmental protection begins in your own backyard
One of the key threats facing the nation’s forests today is unmanaged recreation, especially natural resource impacts from OHVs. Concerns are increasing about the number of unplanned roads and trails, soil erosion, watershed and habitat impacts resulting from OHV use.
Most OHV riders are very conscientious about the environment; however, resource damage is occurring. Increased levels of stream sedimentation have been found, ruts are deepening at stream crossings and on steep hillsides, and vegetation is being lost from some fragile soil types. Trash and litter are increasing in widespread locations across the forest.