A Citizen's Guide to Controlling
Off-Road Vehicles Use on Public Lands
PLACES OFF-ROAD VEHICLES DON’T BELONG:
Presently, the American public believes that there is a place for ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and other off-road vehicles on public lands. The majority, however, believe that not everyplace is suitable for the high-impact machines. There are at least six types of public lands which should be off-limits to off-road vehicles:
1) Roadless areas, wilderness study areas, and other lands with wilderness potential.
2) Rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and beaches.
3) Critical habitat for endangered, threatened, sensitive and big game species.
4) Areas covered by highly erodible and otherwise fragile soils.
5) Trails, areas, and watersheds traditionally used by hikers, skiers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, hunters, or other quiet recreationists and sportsmen.
6) Areas containing archaeological finds, sacred sites and cultural artifacts.