For your safety as well as for the safety of the many species of plants and animals who call our nature reserves home, we ask you to stay on the trails at all times. Many of the plants and animals that live on our properties are considered to be Species at Risk and any disturbance caused by visitors going off trail may put them further at risk. Please help us to conserve the natural biodiversity of our property by “taking only pictures and leaving only footprints”.
Trail Etiquette for Dog Owners
Most of us consider our dog to be a member of our family and HHLT encourages families and their dogs to enjoy our trails and the beauty of the natural world. We must ask however, that you abide by two simple rules.
Rule 1: Dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times. While we understand your dog is “friendly”, other visitors may not appreciate being approached by a free running dog. They may have allergies, be concerned about the safety of their children or they may just be fearful themselves. Help to make a visit to Dahl Forest and Barnum Creek a great experience for everyone by leashing and controlling your dog.
Rule 2: Clean up after your dog. No one likes to see or step on dog poop. Do not leave your dog’s excrement in a plastic bag on the trail. Not only is it unsightly, but it means that one of our trail monitors must pick it up and dispose of it themselves. As a responsible dog owner, this is your job. If you do not have a “poop bag” and cannot take it home to dispose of, or do not feel you can properly clean up after your dog, please use a stick and move it off the trail and well into the area along side the trail. Help to keep our trails beautiful and a pleasant place to work and play for all.