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Forest Stewardship Safety Guidelines

Forest Stewardship Safety Guidelines
Notes by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

A walk in the woods can be more painful and wild than you might wish, if you forget to check on the safety tips for your forest. These reminders could help you have a better visit ...

Most forests have rules for your own safety.

Do not enter a forest until you know its rules. They are posted at forest entrances, camp sites, picnic sites, information centers, or forest offices.

The forest managers establish their rules for the health of forest visitors and the health of their forest communities of trees, plants, birds, and animals.

Guidelines differ between types of forest. The following are adapted from those for the Soquel Demonstration State Forest.

What to do:

What not to do:

HEALTH WARNINGS - check with your forest for additions to these.

Remember what you came to see:

Here is a book to help head and your heart to remember why you are in the Forests: Peterson's A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests

See also these pages