Two men fined $35,000 for cutting illegal ATV trails in Utah

Publish Date: 
Jan 27, 2011

A federal magistrate in Utah has fined two men $35,000 for blazing illegal ATV trails in Recapture Canyon.

Daniel Lee Felstead, 38, and Kenneth James Brown, 67, admitted before Federal Magistrate Samuel Alba that they used tools to create an ATV trail in Recapture Canyon east of Blanding, according to the San Juan The men were sentenced Jan. 21, just 10 days after authorities filed misdemeanor charges stating the men damaged federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The trail, built in 2005, went through several archaeological sites.