USNPS OK’s plan to allow more ORV use at Glen Canyon NRA
A plan to open up more of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah to off-road vehicles has been approved by the National Park Service, which drew criticism for the amount of impacts expected to accompany the plan.
“Our intent with this plan is to increase access for these classes of motor vehicles and also ensure we offer a wide and diverse range of opportunities to maximize all public recreation use,” said Glen Canyon Superintendent William Shott on Monday when the NRA's off-road management plan was approved. “I believe we successfully met these objectives while ensuring we continue to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources that make the recreation area special. This balance was only possible because of the substantial collaboration from our partners and public.”