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Utah officials consider allowing ATVs on Antelope Island

By Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th, 2017 @ 5:49pm


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OGDEN (AP) — Utah officials are exploring the feasibility of allowing all-terrain vehicles to be used in Antelope Island State Park.

The Standard-Examiner reports that Utah Department of Natural Resources officials have asked the state park's director to conduct an assessment of ATV use on its trails.

Department Executive Director Mike Styler says he expects the results of that assessment by the spring.

The Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation would then need to approve the action before the vehicles would be allowed in the park that juts into Great Salt Lake.

Styler says the use of ATVs would only be allowed through guided tours and limited to certain trails.

Park advocates say they would oppose such an action because of the potential environmental harm the vehicles could cause.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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