We all have a responsibility to minimize the effects we
have on wildlife and their habitat. Please follow the guidelines
Keep vehicles on roads – off-road
traffic damages vegetation, causes soil erosion, disturbs
may reduce habitat usefulness for wildlife.
Stay on trails – many animals
experience less stress and can better adapt when human
use is predictable,
for example when hikers stay on trails.
Don’t approach or chase animals – unnecessary
movement uses energy that may be needed for their survival.
Use binoculars – by staying farther
away you can reduce stress on wildlife.
Control pets – to avoid wildlife
harassment and give you better viewing opportunities.
Respect others – ask owners if
you wish to cross private property, and leave other viewers
the space and
quiet they want.
Leave the environment unchanged – take
your garbage out.
feed or touch animals – feeding can
create an unhealthy reliance on people, touching young
animals may cause mothers to abandon them.
Report environmental abuse – We are all responsible
for the environment.
environmental or wildlife abuse to any Conservation Officer. Please record the
location, date, time, vehicle description and licence
plate number of the offender.