Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands

by Dexter Meadows

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology & Development Program, Recreation Management, Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration in [Washington, D.C.?]

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  • All terrain vehicles -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Forests and forestry -- Recreational use -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Forest soils -- Erosion -- United States,
  • Forest management -- United States,
  • Grassland conservation -- United States

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Forest roads in the Congo Basin (Africa) have had the secondary effects of providing market accessibility and access to animals by hunters (Wilkie et al. ), and roads can influence patterns of settlement and land use (e.g., Pedlowski et al. , Wear .   Large farm operations have bought up more than a million acres of grasslands in recent years, putting them to the plow despite the land’s poor suitability for agriculture. This widespread conversion of prairie to cropland has profound effects on the natural environment and human communities of the region.   They compared land areas with deciduous forest and grass cover. The results of the field study show that grassland use leads to more groundwater recharge and . Forestry constitutes 18% of commercially cropped/planted land within the grasslands biome, making it the second largest commercial land use within the biome after maize. There are a number of advantageous factors which place forestry in an ideal position to contribute to the conservation of the grasslands biome.

  Vegetation restoration has been conducted in the Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) since the s, and large areas of farmland have been converted to forest and grassland, which largely results in SOC change. However, there has been little comparative research on SOC sequestration and distribution between secondary forest and restored grassland. The landscape is already experiencing the effects of climate change, including drought followed by heavy rains and erosion. “It is likely that climate change is going to radically change the. The Forest Service has been managing wildland fire on National Forests and Grasslands for more than years. But the Forest Service doesn’t – and can’t – do it alone. Instead, the agency works closely with other federal, tribal, state, and local partners.   Added Patrick Lair, with the Ochoco National Forest: “Anyone visiting a national forest, grassland, or BLM land should take every precaution to prevent human-caused fires.

Lindner (fully Lindner Traktorenwerk GesmbH) is an Austrian family company based in Kundl that has produced tractors and transporters for mountain and grassland management and for forestry and municipal applications since Lindner specializes in all-terrain special vehicles for agriculture. The company was the first manufacturer of a four-wheel drive tractor in Austria. All national forests and grasslands were told in to designate which roads and other areas would be open to motor vehicles — everything from trucks to dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. 9 hours ago  Fire exclusion has dramatically altered historically fire adapted forests across western North America. In response, forest managers reduce forest fuels with mechanical thinning and/or prescribed burning to alter fire behavior, with additional objectives of restoring forest composition, structure, and ecosystem processes. There has been extensive research on the effects of fuel reduction and. Globally, planted forests are increasing, providing increased resources to forest industries and ecosystem services (ES) to local and wider communities. However, assessment of the impacts of plantations on ES has been limited. Planted forests have expanded rapidly in Vietnam over the last 20 years, with much of the planting undertaken by smallholder growers using exotic Acacia and .

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All-terrain-vehicle (ATV) use on national forests and grasslands and other public lands. Annual sales of ATVs have increased over percent since to an estimatedunits in (Specialty Vehicle Institute of America - Special Report Summer ). ATVs are a popular choice for outdoor recreation.

According to a national. Effects of All-Terrain Vehicles on Forested Lands and Grasslands United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service National Technology & Development Program Recreation Management —SDTDC December U.S.

Department of Transportation Federal Highway AdministrationFile Size: 2MB. Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands. SDTDC. San Dimas, CA: U.S.

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. Keywords: all-terrain-vehicle (ATV), national forests and grasslands, outdoor recreation; Posted Date: December 7, ; Modified Date: December 7, Cited by: 4.

Get this from a library. Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands. [Dexter Meadows; Randy B Foltz; Nancy Geehan; United States. Forest Service.; Technology & Development Program (U.S.).

Recreation Management.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.]. Effects of All-Terrain Vehicles on Forested Lands and Grasslands Author: Meadows, Dexter Subject: Keywords: ATVs, managing, natural resources, plans, policies, travel management Created Date: Z. Publication date Title Variation Effects of all terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands Note Cover title.

Shipping list no.: P. Abstract: This publication documents the Forest Service's study to determine the effects of ATVs on the natural resources. It provides field managers with information and tools to make good, science-based decisions in managing the effects of ATVs, as they implement policies and plans related to travel management in the national forests and grasslands.

Moscow FSL publication no. Off-Road Vehicles”. More recently, a book entitled “No Place Distant” investigated and revealed a more complete story of the effects of all roads on America’s public lands (Havlick, ).

This paper is intended to review research documenting the effects of ORV traffic on the ecosystems. Apart from air and noise pollution, irresponsible All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use has a more direct impact on the environment.

The allure of these vehicles is that they provide access to parts of the backcountry that were previously only accessible by non-motorized can be used to ride through marshes, riverbeds, alpine areas and grasslands that.

continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

This book provides the latest information on how to organize and enact preven-tion programs, build strategies, implement integrated procedures for management, and. The US Forest Service has identified unmanaged all terrain vehicle (ATV) use as a threat to forested lands and grasslands.

Some undesirable impacts include severely eroded soils, user-created unplanned roads, disrupted wetland ecosystems, as well as general habitat destruction and degraded water quality throughout forested lands. Abstract The US Forest Service has identified unmanaged all terrain vehicle (ATV) use as a threat to forested lands and grasslands.

Some undesirable impacts include severely eroded soils, user. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. ; Abstract. Abstract - This paper reports preliminary results from research conducted in the Ouachita National Forest to assess the effects of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails on stream characteristics.

The study focuses on the Wolf Pen Gap. ATV Effects Study & Existing Trail Condition. This case study discusses the results of the “All-Terrain Vehicles on Forested Lands and Grasslands” study conducted by the U.S. Forest Service San Dimas Technology Development Center and the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Moscow, ID.

This case study also looks at the extension of that study from new ATV trails to existing ones. recreation for this report is defined as the use of off road vehicles on Crown land for recreational purposes including hunting.

Off-road vehicles (ORV) are defined in the Off-Road Vehicle Act as all-terrain vehicles (aka “quads”), off-road motorcycles (i.e.

dirt bikes), side-by-sides (e.g. “Rhinos” and “Razors”) and snowmobiles. More about Forests: New York's Forest Preserve - These public lands include million acres in the Adirondack Forest Preserve andacres within the Catskill Forest Preserve.; State Forests - Reforestation areas and multiple use lands outside the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.; Conservation Easements - Conservation easements are used to protect a variety of important natural resources.

According to Boval and Dixon, grasslands are important as they make up 26 percent of total land area and 80 percent of agriculturally productive land. Unfortunately, invasive species are a threat. Home | US Forest Service. The Forest Service is responsible for protection of the environment and provision of balanced use of the lands under Forest Service management.

The Travel Management Rule implements Executive Order (E.O.) (February 8, ), ‘‘Use of Off-Road Vehicles on the Public Lands,’’ as amended by E.O. ( ). An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad (cycle), three-wheeler, four-track, four-wheeler, or quadricycle, as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.

As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain. Horses, Vehicles and ATVs: Refer to the Prohibited Acts section below for additional information on the use of horses, vehicles and ATVs on public hunting lands.

Hunter Use Survey: Located on the inside front cover of this booklet is a Public Use Scorecard for you to log your hunting information. August 7, - FS - Forest Service: Geology on Your National Forests and Grasslands August 1, - FS - Forest Service: National Cave and Karst Program on National Forest System Lands August 1, - FS - Forest Service: Considering Forest and Grassland Carbon in Land.

Preferential flow in grasslands and forest plantations is less than that in native forests soils. Preferential flow increases the percolation of water in soils. The effect is that preferential flow can obstructs water uptake by the roots under low rainfall conditions, and decreases surface runoff before soil saturation under high rainfall.

Sinceone-third of all US all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related injuries and one-quarter of deaths involved victims. Forest Roads Status. The U.S. Forest Service closes roads seasonally for many reasons. Some roads are closed to protect wildlife at critical times of the year, others are closed because they are not passable due to snow, snow drifts and ice or to protect the road bed.

Land use change from forests to grazing lands is one of the important sources of greenhouse gas emissions in many parts of the tropics. The objective of this study was to analyze the extent of soil organic carbon (SOC) loss from the conversion of native forests to pasturelands in Mexico.

We analyzed 66 sets of published research data with simultaneous measurements of soil organic carbon stocks. Climate change impacts to grasslands and prairie bioregions include increased seasonal, annual, minimum, and maximum temperature and changing precipitation e these ecosystems are relatively dry with a strong seasonal climate, they are sensitive to climatic changes and vulnerable to shifts in climatic regime.

However, land uses that do not result in changes in land cover, for instance forest management or grazing of natural grasslands, also have a. Impacts of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on National Forest Lands and Grasslands Experimental p - y Model for Submerged, Stiff Clay Headcut Analysis for Off-Channel Gravel Pits in Arid Environments.

The specific objectives were to 1) quantify the different effects of naturally restored grassland and secondary forest on SOC content and storage in typical vegetation restoration regions in the CLP; and 2) evaluate the characteristics of SOC vertical distribution using soil δ.

United States Forest Service. The United States Forest Service (USFS) manages and also protects our national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico.

This agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present generations and those to come.

Thrillcraft is easily the most authorative book yet compiled on the ruinous impact of off-road vehicles on the land. The text by experts in the field and the dramatic photographic documentation is public service of the highest order. This book should be distributed to government agencies at all levels and read by every s:   1.

Introduction. The current expansion of tree cultivation with fast growing species (Eucalyptus sp. and Pinus sp.) is a worldwide phenomenon that has reached even temperate grassland ecosystems, such as the so called Pampa Biogeographic Province by Cabrera and Willink () and Morrone,Morrone,in the southeastern region of South America.