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Managing Degraded Off-Highway Vehicle Trails in Wet, Unstable, and Sensitive Environments

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Meyer, Kevin. 2002. Managing Degraded Off-Highway Vehicle Trails in Wet, Unstable, and Sensitive Environments. 0223 2821. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 48 p.

Describes techniques that have been used to manage off-highway vehicle trails in Alaska. The report explains why off-highway vehicle trails become degraded and suggests management options to prevent degradation. It also reports the results of tests comparing different options for hardening off-highway vehicle trails. Appendixes provide installation instructions for porous pavement panels and a list of locations where trail-hardening systems are being tested in cooperation with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program.

Keywords: all-terrain vehicles, geogrid, geosynthetics, geotextiles, mechanized recreation, national parks, porous pavement panels, recreation management, soil additives, soil properties

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