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ATV Education to Discourage Erosion



From: Water Quality Discussion List [mailto:WQ-L@LISTSERV.URI.EDU] On
Behalf Of Greg Jennings
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: any education programs on ATV riding in streams?

Does anybody have an education program to discourage damage to streams
from ATV riding?

Thanks, Greg

Greg Jennings, PhD, PE
Professor & Extension Specialist
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:24:48 -0400
From: “Straut-Esden, Ann”
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] FW: any education programs on ATV riding in streams?

Michigan appears to have a course/handbook:

As does Wyoming:

One state link (Iowa I think) lead me here:

And here’s an educational group you can contact that I’ve worked with
from both sides (consumer and protector) that has some ORV info:


Ann A. Straut-Esden
Voice: 860-509-7333 Fax: 860-509-7359


Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:54:10 -0500

At a forest preserve where I am a steward near Chicago, we have a
problem with mountain bikers riding illegally on unauthorized trails,
especially along a stream that flows through a ravine area. Much bank
erosion has resulted in the degradation of vegetation and soil loss to
the streambed. If anyone can reference any website that has educational
information related to off-trail mountain biking as well, that would be

Thanks, Pete Jackson

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