1 edition of Environmental effects of off-highway vehicles found in the catalog.
Environmental effects of off-highway vehicles
Douglas S. Ouren
Includes bibliographical references (p. -200) and index.
|Statement||Douglas S. Ouren ... [et al.].|
|Series||Environmental science, engineering and technology series, Environmental science, engineering and technology series|
|LC Classifications||TD195.M67 E58 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||229 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||229|
|LC Control Number||2009279769|
The impacts on the environment including those to buildings, water bodies, and ecosystems will be addressed. Concerns about the effects of vehicle pollution on human health are discussed in Health Impacts of Motor Vehicles. 2. Impacts of Secondary Pollutants Photochemical SmogFile Size: KB. An off-road vehicle is considered to be any type of vehicle which is capable of driving on and off paved or gravel surface. It is generally characterized by having large tires with deep, open treads, a flexible suspension, or even caterpillar tracks. Other vehicles that do not travel public streets or highways are generally termed off-highway vehicles, including tractors, forklifts, cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, and .
Nearly a decade's worth of data and observation from an environmental group suggests Alberta's fragile backcountry is being damaged by unsustainable off-highway vehicle use. Ontario’s economic impacts from off-highway vehicle users (excluding snowmobiles) currently results in over $ million in GDP, creates over 9, direct and indirect jobs, and contributes $27 million annually in tax revenue for provincial and federal governments, with an additional $ million in tourism spending, and creates an additional 70 full time equivalent jobs.
One of the most important objectives for the global automotive industry is to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles. Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) contribute significantly to raising pollution levels due to their huge powertrains, which consume large amounts of fuel and generate considerable exhaust emissions. In order to decrease exhaust emissions and reduce fuel . Red Rock Canyon State Park (SP) faces a number of complex issues, one of which is the management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. This current project was initiated (1) to investigate the state of knowledge on the effects of off-highway vehicles on public lands, (2) to investigate off-highway vehicle use and their effects upon cultural resources and natural values within Red Rock Canyon SP.
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Environmental Effects of Off-Highway Vehicles on Bureau of Land Management Lands: A Literature Synthesis, Annotated Bibliographies, Extensive Resources: Open-File Report [Ouren, Douglas S., U.S.
Department of the Interior, United, et al.] Author: Douglas S. Ouren. Though 20 years old, the book has gobs of technical data on OHV environmental damage, and solutions and rehabilitation.
It's focused on the west but is applicable everywhere. Soil compaction and regrowth, trail erosion, effects on plants and animals, recovery and re-vegetation, stabilization and management controls and techniques.5/5(1).
Environmental Effects of Off-Highway Vehicles on Bureau of Land Management Lands: A Literature Synthesis, Annotated Bibliographies, Extensive Bibliographies, and Internet Resources.
By Douglas S. Ouren, Christopher Haas, Cynthia P. Melcher, Susan C. Stewart, Phadrea D. Environmental effects of off-highway vehicles book, Natalie R. Sexton, Lucy Burris, Tammy Fancher, and Zachary H.
BowenCited by: Environmental Effects of Off-Road Vehicles Impacts and Management in Arid Regions. Editors A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable re sources.
water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental. findings from this research were published in a book entitled “Environmental Effects of Off-Road Vehicles”.
More recently, a book entitled “No Place Distant” investigated and revealed a more complete story of the effects of all roads on America’s public lands (Havlick, ).
This paper is intended to review research documenting the effects of ORV traffic on the Size: KB. Alternative: Off-highway vehicle final environmental impact statement and proposed plan amendment for Montana, North Dakota and portions of South Dakota By.
United States. Bureau of Land Management. Montana State Office. United States. Forest Service. Northern Region. Type. Book Material.
Published material. The use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) is widespread and a recognized management problem in the deserts of the southwestern United States and elsewhere (Sheridan, ). One of the most important and long-lasting effects of ORV use is the compaction of soil caused by the force of rolling wheels.
Off-road vehicle had an impact on vegetation composition, cover, density and growth. Cover of native species decreased in all microhabitats, giving the way to weed encroachment (reaching as high as 56%).
The ORV impact on density of native vegetation was species dependent and varied with by: 2. environmental impact of transport is important because it is a major user of energy, and burns most of the world's petroleum. This creates air pollution and it is a significant contributor to global warming through emission of carbon dioxide.
Other environmental impacts of transport systems areFile Size: KB. EVALUATION OF ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS FROM HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT EPA Contract No.
C Work Assignment April Submitted to: Jim Serfis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Federal Activities M Street, SW Washington, DC Submitted by: Mark Southerland* Dynamac Corporation The Dynamac Building. The impact of dirt road and off-road driving on the environment has been recognized for almost 85 years (Bates, ), and off-road driving is becoming more popular and widespread as a.
Environmental Impacts Caused by Off-Highway Vehicle Use By rascousedtruckparts First off, I want to give a big thanks to Beth for submitting this blog entry to me. The rapid growth in the popularity of off-road vehicles (ORVs) has created.
enjoyment for many but has resulted in problems and challenges for those respon. sible for the management and care of our natural resources. Theirs is the task. of providing benefits to participants while reducing impacts to a minimum. A recurring theme throughout the book is the importance of life cycle analysis for all vehicle technologies, old and new.
A number of examples are provided to illustrate how the assessment of the environmental impact of vehicles would be incomplete without taking into account both direct (e.g.
tailpipe emissions) and indirect (e.g. fuel extraction, vehicle disposal) processes. This report and its appendices compile and synthesize results of a comprehensive literature and Internet search conducted in May The literature search aim was to find information on effects of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on land health, or "natural resource attributes," and includes databases with archived information from before OHVs came into existence to May While there are many threats to preserving wildlife ranging from global warming to development, the negative impacts from off-road vehicles (ORVs) on wildlife have been well documented in the scientific literature.
ORVs can impact wildlife through direct mortality, increased legal and illegal harvest, disturbance, and habitat loss. An estimated 11 million visits to national forests involve off-highway-vehicle (OHV) use—or about 5 percent of all recreation visits (English ).
Unauthorized trails from motorized use cause much of the natural resource [impacts] and some of the public safety concerns on national Size: 2MB. Off-road use of vehicles can present serious and special problems of impact on the environment and incompatibility with other users of the land.
Experience has shown that off-road use of vehicles may result in one or more of the following effects: All vehicles: Physical soil. Other environmental impacts of transport systems include traffic congestion and automobile-oriented urban sprawl, which can consume natural habitat and agricultural lands.
By reducing transportation emissions globally, it is predicted that there will be significant positive effects on Earth's air quality, acid rain, smog and climate change.
The effects of operating a 4-wheel drive truck in a 9-ha area of the Mojave Desert were evaluated. A truck was driven over the same km track 21 times between November and May The vehicle was also driven randomly around the area ( to km) 17 times between December and May Spring densities of annual plants in ruts of the regular track (8/m2) Cited by:.
Environmental Effects of Off-Highway Vehicles on Bureau of Land Management Lands: A Literature Synthesis, Annotated Bibliographies, Extensive Bibliographies, and Internet Resources. US Geological survey Open File Reportp. Macdonal C, Lockhart L, Gilman A (). Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on the Environment and Human Cited by: 3.Page 4 California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Laws (b) The use of motor vehicles on lands in the state vehicular recreation areas is confined to areas and routes designated for that Size: KB.
In a staff report issued last month, regulators wrote that the environmental impacts of all that activity “warrant elimination” of off-highway vehicle use and a transition to “other less.