ATV trails Pocomoc State Forest Lands

We as avid ATV trail riders want to know why,here on the eastern shore we are not given access to ANY ORV state land trails. We pay taxes just like the rest of the state property owners and deserve to have reasonable access to mother natures finest. If you can help I can be reached @rkeller@geolyn.com.

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Jun 03, 2013
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Culprit - Maryland Department of Natural Resources
by: Anonymous

I found an article on the CBS Baltimore website dated 05/06/2011 which confirms the state of Maryland permanently closed three off-road vehicle trails in 2011. They not only closed Chandler Trail in Pocomoke State Forest but also closed the Green Ridge State Forest trail and Poplar Lick trail due to quote “environmental damage.” It appears the state closed these trails earlier in the year on a temporary basis but decided later to make it a permanent closure.

The article quotes Natural Resources Secretary John Griffin who stated an appointed stakeholders group will help the agency find other riding sites. The options include buying or leasing private trail sites. The agency also is considering new trails on state-owned land that is less ecologically sensitive.

I know this may not be the answer you are looking for, but it’s the best I can do.

Below is the address to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. I suggest you and every other off road enthusiast contact MDNR and voice your concern.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue
Tawes State Office Building
Annapolis, MD 21401

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

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