Implications of Illegal Off-road Vehicle Activity on the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area, Unicoi County, Tennessee

A difficult land management problem facing wildlife agencies today is the use of and demand for areas to utilize off-road vehicles (ORVs). Problems arising from conflicts between ORV users and other recreationists on the Cherokee National ForesUWildlife Management Area are discussed. The impacts of ORV use on soil, water, wildlife, and fisheries resources are described. Difficulties faced by law enforcement officials relative to ORV use and ways to solve those problems are presented.

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