…are causing damage in National Forests. What can be done? Well…

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – Surrounded by illegal off-highway vehicle trails, this one patch, with a replanted cactus taking root, marks an effort repair at least some of the desert near Mesa.

Boy Scouts planted the cactus and several others dotting this landscape, and groups representing riders, hikers and others often volunteer to help repair damage off-highway vehicles cause here.

Another solution is to stop riding over cactus, and stick to the trails, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.