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To ORV or NOT to ORV, that is the Question: Reducing Impacts from Off-Road Vehicles

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14-10-027April 2014
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Author(s) Bob Penhale
Description Unmanaged use of off-road vehicles (ORV) near the town of Index, in Snohomish County, Washington was causing too much sediment to enter Deer Creek, which is a tributary to the Skykomish River. The Department of Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office, along with the Department of Natural Resources who manages the site, and members of recreational user groups and concerned individuals worked together to improve and maintain miles of authorized ORV trails so that the area can be used for recreation without impacting the streams in the area.
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Keywords nonpoint, surface runoff, water quality
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