Tire tracks left at Lake Enid after the May long weekend.

Photo Gallery: Reckless backcountry use

Examples of degradation to the Columbia Valley landscape.

Degradation caused by off-roading vehicles to areas such as Lake Enid is why concerned local citizens started the Columbia Valley Recreation Access Coalition. The grassroots coalition has begun planning for a backcountry access management plan but the process is being hotly contested by different local stakeholders.

Photos by Pat Morrow/Special to The Echo

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