DOW OFFICERS TO ENFORCE MOTORIZED VEHICLE REGULATIONS ON FEDERAL LAND A new law lets Colorado Division of Wildlife officers enforce motorized vehicle regulations on federal public lands..
This bill, signed by Gov. Bill Ritter on March 20, specifies that DOW officers along with other state law enforcement officers will now be able to issue tickets in the field to those who violate motorized vehicle laws.
Anyone who spends time in public lands (who isn't a bad hombre) will probably agree this law was needed. The U.S. Forest Service is spread thin, and can't keep up with the number of tire-spinning yahoos tearing up some parts of the national forest.
“This bill is the result of many people coming together in an effort to preserve public lands in Colorado. It addresses the growing problem of unauthorized motor vehicle use in prohibited areas and we look forward to assisting federal agencies in enforcement on public lands," said Tom Remington, Director of the Division of Wildlife.