Environmental effects of off-highway vehicles on Bureau of Land Management lands : a literature synthesis, annotated bibliographies, extensive bibliographies, and Internet resources / by Douglas S. Ouren [and others].
Reston, Va. : U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2007.
Mode of access: Internet via the USGS web site. Address as of 07/15/08: http://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/publications/22021/22021.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on 12/28/2007).
"This project was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management National Science and Technology Center."
This report and its appendices compile and synthesize results of a comprehensive literature and Internet search conducted in May 2006. The literature search aim was to find information on effects of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on land health, or "natural resource attributes," and includes databases with archived information from before OHVs came into existence to May 2006. Information includes socioeconomic implications of OHV activities as well. The literature and Internet searches yielded approximately 700 peer-reviewed papers, magazine articles, agency and non-governmental reports, and internet websites regarding effects of OHV use as they relate to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) standards of land health. Discussions regarding OHV effects are followed by brief syntheses of potential indicators of OHV effects, as well as mitigation of OHV effects, site restoration techniques, and research needs. Major sections of this document comprise a "manager's report" which includes a literature synthesis and related discussions.