The Government Accountability Office has released a report: Federal Lands: Enhanced Planning Could Assist Agencies in Managing Increased Use of Off-Highway Vehicles. GAO-09-509, June 30.
Glancing through the report, I see no big surprises. The report underscores increased recreation activity and planning deficiencies on part of the agencies to accommodate the increased recreation. While no one "plans to fail", it is clear that lack of planning is hindering the agencies from managing increased recreation demands on public lands.
Representatives of recreation groups have been asking for the agencies to improve their planning efforts and increase their communication with the public. This report underscores those are actions that can help the long term management of OHV recreation opportunities.
The Conclusions and Recommendations of the report are listed below.