Do humans damage the desert with their off road vehicles?



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    It depends on the desert. If we’re talking sand dunes with nothing holding them down, then erosion has already done much of its work and vehicles probably aren’t going to cause that much more trouble. However, if it’s a desert with shrubby vegetation still holding the soil together, then off-road vehicles would certainly damage these plants and serve to loosen the soil, increasing erosion and hastening the transformation of the landscape. Staying on specific, well-worn trails would help reduce the overall effects.

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