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Forest Patrols Monitor Snowmobile Activity

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Sonora, CA — Law enforcement personnel in Stanislaus National Forest will once again conduct aerial and on-the-ground winter patrols to monitor snowmobile use in national forest wilderness areas.

The enforcement effort is comprised of flights, coordinated with on-the ground patrols looking for riders of motorized over-snow vehicles, who may have illegally entered designated wilderness areas.

The aircraft are equipped with GPS locators and mapping equipment, in addition to video cameras to document snowmobile violations.

Trespass by over-snow motorized vehicles crossing the boundary into designated national forest wilderness is a misdemeanor under federal law.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh