… Increased pressure from growing populations, coupled with advances in recreation technology, will continue to challenge public land management agencies, state and local governments, and private landowners. While the focus of this threat is on national forests and grasslands, management decisions must take into account the impacts of unmanaged recreation on adjacent private and public lands. Unmanaged off-highway vehicle (OHV) use is a spotlight issue representing this threat because of the unauthorized creation of roads and trails and the associated erosion, water-quality degradation, and habitat destruction.

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