The USDA Forest Service is engaged in planning efforts to better manage Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use. While most of these roads and trails falling under these plans are much smaller in size and traffic volume than hard-surfaced highways, the impacts to natural resources can be substantial. The Forest Service’s Region 6 collaborated with the Pacific Southwest Research Station to conduct a literature review and to create a database of publications on the effects of OHVs on natural resources, particularly wildlife.
The OHV Library contains citations on off-highway, forest roads, roads, fragmentation, disturbance, and species habitat needs, where appropriate. The last literature search occurred on June 1, 2008; the last update occurred on June 9, 2008.
These documents contain ‘canned’ citations for the following topic areas:
“Must Read” Documents on OHVs - HTML with PDF Download Available.
- Disturbance OHV Citations
- Edge OHV Citations
- Fragmentation OHV Citations
- Habitat Destruction OHV Citations
- Invasive Species OHV Citations
- Mortality OHV Citations
- Noise OHV Citations
- OHV Citations
- Policy OHV Citations
- Soil OHV Citations
- Synthesis and Reviews OHV Citations
The publications are available internally to USDA Forest Service employees. Contents are stored in several formats available to most Forest Service users, including Endnote software and MS Word. Contents of the Endnote library can be sorted by record number, author, year, or title. All contents can also be searched by keyword search. Many citations have associated abstracts; all have keywords associated with them.
Please contact Sandra Jacobson (see Contact Information sidebar at left) for further information.
Page Last Modified: October 27, 2011