Thursday, March 17, 2011

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance asks feds for off-road vehicle restrictions near Canyonlands

An environmental group has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to restrict off-road vehicle use on more than 1,000 miles of trails surrounding Canyonlands National Park. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance said Wednesday the trails cross riparian habitat, archaeological sites, wetlands and other sensitive areas. The formal request was filed with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The trails are within 1.2 million acres of land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management...more

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