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Roads, Traffic, and Off-Road Vehicles

Roads, traffic and off road vehicles (ORVs) can have significant negative impacts including loss of habitat through clearing for road construction, sediment, pollutant runoff, weed invasion, disturbance to wildlife due to noise and traffic and road kills. ORVs are often the only means of accessing natural areas for management and facilitating recreation. ORV driving has been found to impact on soils, vegetation wildlife and social conditions (see Natural Area Tourism).