Protecting America’s Wilderness Heritage: Reclaiming Our Wild Lands from Sacrifice to Off-road Vehicle Use: A Utah Case Study

Lite, J. 1999. Protecting America’s Wilderness Heritage: Reclaiming Our Wild Lands from Sacrifice to Off-road Vehicle Use: A Utah Case Study. Winner of the 1999 Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy. Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: Tucson, AZ. 31pp.

Examines the laws and regulations governing the designation of off-road vehicle-use areas on public lands, focusing on how the courts have interpreted various requirements. The growing conflict surrounding off-road vehicle use on lands eligible for wilderness designation in Utah provides a focus for discussing use-area designations and legal strategies for controlling off-road vehicle use.a