With the current proposal by the Government of Alberta to designate eight new parks covering the area known as Bighorn Country, there has been a renewed focus on trail damage caused by All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).
While there is no current plan in the framework to limit ATV use in the new parks, some advocates for the parks model say that ATVs are destructive to the environment and have no place in the back-country or in these proposed parks.
So how can you minimize trail damage? There are ways to reduce the environmental damage caused by ATVs and allow everyone to enjoy the majesty of Alberta's Back-Country in their own way. Here are some ways ATV enthusiasts can help to minimize their impact.