Spring enforcement of ORV impact can be challenging job
Colleen Adam's days are unpredictable. Remaining flexible, Northwest Region Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Officer Adam, who lives on Island Lake just north of Park Rapids, varies her schedule to enforce laws and educate off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders to protect Minnesota's state trails and forests.
Off-highway vehicles' negative impact increases during spring's thaw when back roads, public accesses, wetlands, forests and fields become saturated with water.
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