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Fri., June 22, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

Patrol issues tickets to ORVers in Colville area

Officers from state and federal agencies conducted an emphasis patrol on public lands east of Colville. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)
Officers from state and federal agencies conducted an emphasis patrol on public lands east of Colville. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)
PUBLIC LANDS -- They had no trouble finding violations.
 
A group of state and federal officers who conducted an ORV emphasis patrol recently on public lands east of Colville filed the following stats:
  • 207 ORV/User Contacts
  • 21 Citations (i.e. no helmets, road closure, fishing w/o a license)
  • 22 Verbal Warnings
The patrol was designed to address heavy ORV use on forest roads and trails in sections of Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties, especially in areas where soil and vegetation degradation has been an issue.
 
It's pretty clear from the results that emphasis is warranted.

 



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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