ATV's on ranches
Jessie Gruen of Canyon Honda says Idaho is a good place to recreate on the all terrain vehicles. “There's a number of different uses here in Idaho for them. Of course, there's a big agricultural and commercial market. You know, the irrigating, the ranchers using a mountain range, things like that. So we would get a lot of lot of demographic from that. But then also huge recreational marketplace. There's more miles of trails and there is highway in Idaho and everybody's big into to getting out and exploring Idaho and hunting and that kind of thing. And so they're just very popular for all those reasons.
Tanya Thrift, field manager for the BLM in Idaho, says ATV trail riding on public land has increased in the last 10 years. But with the public recreating around on BLM land, where there is a whole lot of grazing going on, does that mean problems for ranchers? “I think there's more use of the existing roads and trails that we have, especially probably over the last 10 years. Most of the folks do a really good job, they stay on the trails and are responsible about closing gates and respecting the fact that we've got multiple use uses going out there, especially livestock grazing.