Nature Preserve Guidelines

We encourage you to get out and explore our nature preserves, which are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. For your safety and to help us protect our preserves’ natural features, please follow these general guidelines:


  • Stay on the trails
  • Keep pets on a leash
  • Leave plants and wildlife in place
  • Take out your trash
  • Enjoy the preserve


  • Bike or ride horses
  • Use motorized vehicles
  • Hunt or trap (unless otherwise posted)
  • Camp or build fires
  • Damage trails, signs, or natural features

Exceptions to these guidelines apply at a few of our preserves. For example, some of our most fragile natural areas are closed to the public and are accessible by permit only. Other preserves with sensitive wildlife don’t allow pets, even if they’re on a leash. Be sure to check the preserve’s webpage for details before you head out. You can read our detailed preserve policies here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


We are always looking for volunteers who are excited to help with our stewardship efforts. You can learn more about our volunteer opportunities by visiting our volunteer information page.

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