The President’s Council on Environmental Quality developed this report about off-road vehicle use on public lands in 1979. This well-written and insightful report offers a historical perspective about how the modern off-road vehicle came to be and analyzes the issues surrounding ORV use on public lands, the policies taken by the land agencies to address the issues, and offers solutions.
I don’t know how many acres of Bureau of Land Management property in Utah should be set aside as wilderness. But my gut tells me there should be plenty.
… Have we become so selfish and so greedy that we have to have everything right now, as cheap as possible, no matter the cost to the environment and to those who follow us? Can’t we choose to share not only the beauty of Utah’s wild places but their bounty with future generations?
Treehuggers International is very pleased to welcome Mike Anderson, the Senior Resource Analyst from the Wilderness Society’s Pacific Northwest office in Seattle, to talk about roadless areas and the Wilderness Society’s role in the creation of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
"I loved the peace and quiet. I loved the tremendous sky. I loved the heat in the summer," (Eric Hamburg) enthused about his remote getaway outside Twentynine Palms. "It was like a safety valve for me."
A federal judge in Wyoming said Wednesday he lacks authority to block a plan to set a lower limit on snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park starting this winter.
The order by U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer clears the way for the National Park Service to proceed with a plan that could limit snowmobile traffic at the park to 318 machines a day this winter -- less than half of last winter's limit. The same limit would also apply to snowmobiling in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway.
In a split decision, a federal appeals court panel in Denver ruled Tuesday that Kane County had no authority to remove signs restricting off-highway vehicle use, and put up new signs inviting such use, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and other areas overseen by the Bureau of Land Management.