Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Interior chief Zinke partially lifts Utah ATV ban

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lifted a ban Monday on motorized vehicles in some parts of a Utah canyon that was the setting of a 2014 ATV protest ride that was a flashpoint in the Western struggle over government land management. The decision opens nearly 7 miles of trails for motorized vehicles at the north end of Recapture Canyon and the canyon’s west rim. But ATVs still won’t be allowed to travel the entire length of the canyon, including riparian areas on the canyon floor where some of the people rode in the protest ride, said Lisa Bryant, a Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman. Providing recreation access on public lands is important, and disabled people can’t get around without motorized vehicles, Zinke said in a news release Monday...more

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