overflow crowd of nearly three hundred filled a Montpelier auditorium last night to weigh in on a proposal to
allow all terrain vehicles limited access to state lands. The
Agency of Natural Resources has proposed allowing ATV access in designated
areas to connect existing trails on private land.
all terrain vehicles be allowed to use state land? That’s
the subject of a public hearing in Montpelier. The Agency of Natural Resources stirred up
considerable controversy when it proposed a rule that would allow ATV connector
trails across state property.
the popularity of riding all-terrain vehicles has grown, networks of trails
have developed around Vermont. Enthusiasts
say they’re prevented from expanding their network because of a ban on using
ATVs on state land.