Durable surfaces are those that minimize the impacts
of our outdoor Adventure such as stone, sand, dry grasses
Snow and water.
Non-Durable Surface are those supporting fragile plants,
riparian zones (areas along river bank and lake edges),
- Ride single file on and in the center of established trails
- Do not take short cuts on switchbacks doing so can contribute to erosion.
- Camp in established campsites where available
- Camp 200 feet from water sources-Minimizes water pollution
Proper confinement of your stock
- Leave campsites better than you find it- return the camp to its natural condition, removing any trace that you were there.
- More confinement means more impact
- Your horses should be use to the method you are using to confine them before you make it to the campsite.
- When using High Lines - use tree savers
- Electric Pens- is the stock use to this
- Designate someone to keep an eye on the livestock
- Move stock frequently to avoid overgrazing
• Avoid watering your stock on the banks of rivers,
lakes and swampy areas
• Water at established water crossings, or rocky spots along the bank
to minimize erosion and pollution.
Consider taking a collapsible bucket
• Grazing may be restricted-supplemental feed may be required
• When traveling out of state feed weed free processed feed 3 days prior to arriving at your destination- minimizing the spread invasive weeds.