Category Archives: Off-Highway Vehicles

Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests

Following a review, the agency will eliminate the unpopular Adventure Pass for most forest areas. In addition, the U.S. 9th Circuit has ruled that the government went too far in charging for access. Source of this article: The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Reckless off-roaders called scourge

Riders who stray from legal trails damage watersheds, help spread invasive species and contribute to fire hazards, a group says. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2007 A new group of retired land managers and forest … Continue reading

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Middle of Nowhere Is a Center of Conflict

A federal plan allows more recreation and mining in a rugged land of national monuments. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2006. By Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. — The 3 … Continue reading

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U.S. Loosens Its Policy on Building Roads in Parkland

The action by the Interior Department, though not legally binding, makes it easier for counties to claim rights of way. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2006 By BETTINA BOXALL AND JULIE CART, Times Staff Writers … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Plans for Changes in U.S. Parks

In the Parks, a Furor Over New Plans for Change. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2005. By Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer A series of proposed revisions of National Park policy has created a furor … Continue reading

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Divided road

ENVIRONMENT: Preservationists, 4-wheelers tangle with agencies over White Mountains plan. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2005. By Scott Doggett Times Staff Writer It’s a big dispute for such a small road. An obscure 8 1/2 … Continue reading

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