Things to know about OHV Use on Public Lands
Know where you’re permitted to ride.
Avoid wet areas and waterways. They are a vital resource for many plants and animals.
If you must cross water, ride carefully and only at designated spots.
Remember, cutting switchbacks and taking shortcuts damages trails and causes erosion.
Riding off trails can destroy animal burrows and spread noxious weeds that damage habitats and kill native plants.
Slow down then stop when you meet riders on horseback. Avoid sudden movements. Take your helmet off, while stationary, so the horse can recognize you as human.
Respect the rights of others on trails.
One little blip of the throttle can leave a shower of gravel or a cloud of dust – and an enemy behind you.
Respect seasonal closures. Animals need time to reproduce and raise their young undisturbed.
View animals from a distance. When they flee they use valuable energy reserves.
Know where you’re permitted to ride and where you’re not. Respect private property and closed areas.
Share the trails and make friends with other trail users.
Volunteer to help maintain trails and protect our natural resources.
Protect your right to ride. Remember, less sound equals more ground.
If you “pack it in, pack it out.” Trash is an eyesore and it attracts scavengers that endanger other wildlife.
Remember, even biodegradable materials such as food scraps take time to break down.