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Monitoring and Reporting
Monitoring and Reporting

​​​​​​​​Law enforcement's monitoring and reporting process plays a large part in man​ag​ing lands that are off-highway vehicle accessible. 

Monitoring involves reporting maintenance and infrastructure changes that a plot of land used for OHVs needs. The process of monitoring also helps determine long term OHV problem areas and trail improvements for the future. 

Reporting involves using mapping software on smart phones that records patrol routes directly onto digital versions of the Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps. This has proven to be extremely useful in terms of mapping. This is because, since the OHV law enforcement program's establishment in 2011, they have traveled 15,557 fleet miles and a total of 3,300 trail miles to reach deployment sites.

The reporting and monitoring processes work hand in hand,​ especially when the mapping software can drop pins on the locations on the map where they see that trail maintenance is required or when resource damage is discovered.​