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Recreational Users

Respecting riparian areas, including vegetation and wildlife, is a key part of enjoying
our natural areas now, and into the future.

Some Beneficial Management Practices for Recreational Users include:

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If you are interested in recreating on provincial Crown lands, click here for more information.

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Camp away from shorelines to minimize impacts.

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Stay on marked trails and practice “Leave No Trace” principles when visiting recreational sites.

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Stop the spread of invasive species by cleaning footwear, wheels, and gear. For horses, use weed-free feed.

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Keep your wheels out of water and wet areas to prevent damage to fish habitat or erosion and maintain water and soil health.

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Know B4UGo, plan your route. Only travel on trails that are designated for your activity and do not have closure notices posted.

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Be aware of property lines and vegetation beneath the surface which could be damaged by motorized vehicles in the winter season.


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Visit the Play Clean Go website to learn more about how you can stop the spread of invasive species when you go to a recreational area.

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ATVs & Water

This poster raises awareness about how vehicles in water and along shorelines can impact aquatic and riparian life.

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Outdoor Ethics

Familiarize yourself with the 7 principles of Leave No Trace by planning ahead and being prepared.

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Boats & Invasives

Learn the basics on invasive species and why it's critical to clean, drain and dry your boat and water gear before leaving a waterbody.

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ATVs & Water

In this video, biologists explain how ATVs can impact the landscape and why planning trips and staying on trails can help reduce impacts.

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Invasive Species

While learning about the environment, a group of kids at the Lakeville Nature Conservancy found our website useful, so they passed along this link on invasive species.

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