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Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands

Dexter Meadows

Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands

by Dexter Meadows

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

    Subjects:
  • 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

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEffects of all terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands
    StatementDexter Meadows, Randy Foltz, Nancy Geehan.
    ContributionsFoltz, Randy B., 1950-, Geehan, Nancy., United States. Forest Service., Technology & Development Program (U.S.). Recreation Management., United States. Federal Highway Administration.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH545.A43 M43 2008, SD387.E58 M43x 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 110 p. :
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23727781M
    LC Control Number2009376845

    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.


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Effects of all-terrain vehicles on forested lands and grasslands by Dexter Meadows Download PDF EPUB FB2

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.