Should off-roading be allowed in deserts like Saguaro National Park?
Sport hunter in the Sonoran Desert “The BLM sets up rules for off-roaders to follow and if everyone is careful there isn’t any damage to the land.” Santa Catalina Ranger District, Tucson, Arizona, Off-Highway Vehicles “The Forest Service roads in Santa Catalina Ranger District offer some of the best off-highway outdoor recreation opportunities available in Tucson. These roads provide an opportunity to visit the broad natural diversity ranging from the saguaro cactus studded Sonoran desert floor to the Sky Island mountain range…If you choose to drive these low-standard roads, be prepared to encounter rocks and boulders, road washouts, downed trees, brush encroaching on the roadway. Always be prepared to stop for wildlife or cattle in the roadway. When you open a closed gate, always close that gate behind you.” http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/scrd/rec/ohv/ohv.htm John Brabyn, The Image Problem of Off-Road Travel “The popular image of 4WD vehicle users as yahoos who tear up the landsca