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Photo Courtesy of National Forest Service A burned vehicle was abandoned in the McKenzie Ranger District of the Little Missouri National Grasslands in fall of 2012.

‘Rampant’ off-roading damages federal lands: Vehicles found stuck leads to investigation

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WATFORD CITY — Vehicles going off-road into the Little Missouri National Grasslands of western North Dakota are doing “deplorable” damage to National Forest Service land, says the McKenzie district ranger.


One recent case involving pickups and road graders that got stuck while mudding in rugged Forest Service land is under federal investigation and could result in criminal charges.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.