To answer user demands for more areas on which to operate off-road recreational motorcycles (trailbikes), and to respond to Presidential Executive Orders which require that Federally-owned lands be evaluated for such use, Army land managers need a systematic way of determining land use suitability. This report describes the method developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) to help installation personnel comply with the policies, procedures, and criteria of Army Regulation (AR) 210-9, Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Army Lands. Volume I of this report describes the factors considered in CERL's evaluation method, including incompatible land uses, noise-sensitive land uses, user requirements, trail development, vehicle operating conditions, and methods to rate potential use areas in terms of soil suitability and the relative value and susceptibility to damage of biological resources. The evaluation method given in Volume I can be performed by personnel normally charged with land management planning and does not rely extensively on outside experts. This evaluation method may also be used for many public and private applications. Volume II describes seven alternative soil evaluation methods which can be used with the evaluation method described in Volume I.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Lacey, R M
    • Balbach, H E
    • Baran, R S
    • Graff, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-N-86 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM