43 CFR 8342.1 - Designation criteria.

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§ 8342.1 Designation criteria.

The authorized officer shall designate all public lands as either open, limited, or closed to off-road vehicles. All designations shall be based on the protection of the resources of the public lands, the promotion of the safety of all the users of the public lands, and the minimization of conflicts among various uses of the public lands; and in accordance with the following criteria:

(a) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize damage to soil, watershed, vegetation, air, or other resources of the public lands, and to prevent impairment of wilderness suitability.

(b) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize harassment of wildlife or significant disruption of wildlife habitats. Special attention will be given to protect endangered or threatened species and their habitats.

(c) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize conflicts between off-road vehicle use and other existing or proposed recreational uses of the same or neighboring public lands, and to ensure the compatibility of such uses with existing conditions in populated areas, taking into account noise and other factors.

(d) Areas and trails shall not be located in officially designated wilderness areas or primitive areas. Areas and trails shall be located in natural areas only if the authorized officer determines that off-road vehicle use in such locations will not adversely affect their natural, esthetic, scenic, or other values for which such areas are established.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 460l-6a

§ 670 - Definitions

§ 670a - Cooperative plan for conservation and rehabilitation

§ 670a-1

§ 670b - Migratory game birds; hunting permits

§ 670c - Program for public outdoor recreation

§ 670c-1

§ 670d - Liability for funds; accounting to Comptroller General

§ 670e - Applicability to other laws; national forest lands

§ 670e-1

§ 670e-2

§ 670f - Appropriations and expenditures

§ 1241 - Congressional statement of policy and declaration of purpose

§ 1242 - National trails system

§ 1243 - National recreation trails; establishment and designation; prerequisites

§ 1244 - National scenic and national historic trails

§ 1245 - Connecting or side trails; establishment, designation, and marking as components of national trails system; location

§ 1246 - Administration and development of national trails system

§ 1247 - State and local area recreation and historic trails

§ 1248 - Easements and rights-of-way

§ 1249 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1250 - Volunteer trails assistance

§ 1251 - Definitions

§ 1281c

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS