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orv Featured Story: Court Orders Tighter Off-Road Plan for Stanislaus Forest
In a victory for wildlife habitat in the Sierra Nevada, a federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service failed in its management of forest trails created by off-road vehicles in the Stanislaus National Forest of California.

gallatin News: Montana will oppose protections for wolverines
Wildlife officials have given up on a trapping season this winter, but want the state excluded from future federal protections so trapping can be revived. Federal officials will soon announce whether wolverines should get Endangered Species Act protections. Adam digs into the details on the blog!

police ORV News: Santa Clarita's Offroad Enforcement Team Celebrates 12 Years (CA)
Created in 2001 in response to hundreds of complaints annually of illegal off-highway vehicle activity, the team is made up of three sergeants and eight deputies who have extensive off-road riding experience and have undergone a rigorous 80-hour training program.
 ORV2  News: State audit probes North Country snowmobile activities
State officials say snowmobile clubs in NY state are misusing public funds designed to pay for trail grooming and maintenance. The audit found that groups in at least eight counties were using similar accounting methods, diverting tens of thousands of dollars from actual trail maintenance.
bicycle Opinion: Recreation calls the shots in Moab (UT)
The Hub-Bikeway, meant to stimulate a declining tourist economy, is clearly one of the biggest recreation infrastructure projects ever initiated in Grand County. But I’d heard few Moabites talk about it.

dirt bike Opinion: Dirt bike trails in White River National Forest stink (CO)
Over the years, renegade dirt bikers have churned up 23 miles of illegal trails on Tenderfoot Mountain near Keystone, girding sagebrush hillsides and forest floors with a tangled braid of knobby tire tracks. Now, officials appear ready to reward those very scofflaws with a dedicated 21-mile trail network.

road Opinion: Downsizing Forest Service roads (WA)
The Western Federal Highway Administration has issued its Decision Notice to reopen the Suiattle River Road to its former end - or to its '03 end, when it was washed out by a flood event. Quite simply, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest doesn't have the funds to maintain all of these roads.

desert New Resource: Restoration of Desert Ecosystems
When desert ecosystems have been damaged or destroyed, how do we restore ecological functions, including those directly benefiting humans? Desert restoration is difficult, but possible.

people ORV New Resource: Diverse Voices for Change (VIDEO)
Watch and listen to the personal stories of Westerners who have been directly affected by the activities of reckless ORV riders and why they think visible identification and stricter penalties will help curb this growing problem. For more information, visit Responsible Trails America's website.

turtle Just for "Fun": College Student's Turtle Project Takes Dark Twist
Clemson University student Nathan Weaver set out to determine how to help turtles cross the road. He ended up getting a glimpse into the dark souls of some humans. Watch a video here.


Wildlands CPR is the only national conservation group in the U.S. that specifically targets off-road vehicle abuse of public lands and actively promotes wildland restoration, road removal and the prevention of wildland road construction.

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