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Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles, Including Snowmobiling

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Abstract

This chapter first defines off-road and all-terrain vehicles, including snowmobile, and gives illustrated examples of a range of such vehicles. It then briefly discusses the history and diversity of use of such vehicles before presenting recent data on user numbers. The final part of the chapter focuses on specific environmental impacts associated with off-road, ATV, and snowmobiles which include damage to soil and vegetation, water/air pollution and noise, and disturbance to wildlife. The final section considers the management of these activities and gives some examples of education initiatives that have been used in management attempts.

Keywords

  • Off-road vehicle
  • All-terrain vehicle
  • Snowmobile
  • Trail erosion
  • Sedimentation
  • Wildlife
  • Disturbance
  • Vegetation
  • Damage

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Stott, T. (2019). Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles, Including Snowmobiling. In: Outdoor Recreation. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97758-4_6

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