Off-Road Wreckreation Plagues Public Lands
Off-road vehicle abuse is a growing problem on our public lands, especially in the West. On any given day, there are reckless riders tearing up fragile lands and creating chaos.
Reckless off-roading is creating a backlash among many public lands users, including those who enjoy viewing wildlife, conducting archaeological research, hiking, camping and hunting. Besides causing extensive damage to natural and cultural resources, off-road vehicles are becoming an increasingly severe public safety and law enforcement problem, and taxpayers will be stuck with the bill to clean up their mess.
PEER and Rangers for Responsible Recreation have worked to draw attention to the growing threat posed by off-road vehicle misuse and to assist overmatched state and federal land managers.