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Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

By Marcy Stamper
The two environmental organizations that successfully sued Okanogan County to overturn two ordinances that would have allowed all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most county roads have …
USFS reinstates ATV ban on most roads

USFS reinstates ATV ban on most roads

By Marcy Stamper

In another policy reversal, the U.S. Forest Service has determined that all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted on most roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Commissioners will hear input on increased ATV access

Commissioners will hear input on increased ATV access

The Okanogan County planning director has determined that opening an additional 597 miles of roads throughout the county to ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) would have no environmental impact. The final decision under the State Environmental Policy Act was made following input to the county on the proposal received from 40 individuals, agencies and organizations. The county...
Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County received 40 comments on its proposal to open 597 additional miles of county roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and on the county planning director’s analysis of the potential …
County proposes 600 more miles for ATVs

County proposes 600 more miles for ATVs

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County has prepared a new ordinance and a list of 597 miles of roads that the county proposes to open to ATVs, and issued an analysis of potential environmental impacts. The new proposal replaces two ordinances that were rescinded in March. The proposed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes follow...

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

By Marcy Stamper

A recent policy interpretation by the forest supervisor allowing ATVs to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest “is unlawful and should be reversed immediately,” argue two environmental organizations in a letter to the supervisor, Mike Balboni.

In a letter sent last week …

ATV lawsuit hearing set for March

By Marcy Stamper
A hearing has been scheduled in Okanogan County Superior Court on March 11 to consider a request to declare …

Lawsuit: Laws allowing ATVs on county roads should be struck down

By Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) and Conservation Northwest have filed a motion against Okanogan County asking the court to declare two county ordinances that opened hundreds of miles of roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) invalid because the county did not determine if they were safe or suitable for ATVs. The legal...
ATV lawsuit: County cites commissioners’ right to make local laws

ATV lawsuit: County cites commissioners’ right to make local laws

By Marcy Stamper
County responds to lawsuit
Culture of ATVs and Methow at issue in state law, county lawsuit

Culture of ATVs and Methow at issue in state law, county lawsuit

By Marcy Stamper
Months before two environmental organizations filed suit against the Okanogan County commissioners for opening hundreds more miles of roads to ATVs around the county, there were at least two efforts to exempt the Methow Valley from a new state law that has expanded access for the vehicles across Washington.