Tortoise Awareness

Please don’t touch wild desert tortoises. Let them be wild.

DESERT TORTOISES ARE PROTECTED UNDER FEDERAL LAW

Desert Tortoises are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act as a threatened species. Under the Endangered Species Act, it is illegal to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or collect, a wild desert tortoise.

TORTOISE AWARENESS BEST PRACTICES FOR OHV USERS

  • Look underneath your tires for desert tortoises before moving your vehicle.
  • If you see a desert tortoise in the wild, leave it alone, let it be wild.
  • Take pictures of desert tortoises, and enjoy from afar.

Thank you for not handling or disturbing desert tortoises. Their survival depends on it.


NON-NATIVE SPECIES AWARENESS

Don’t give weeds a free ride!

Invasive weeds compete with native plants and animals and result in more frequent and intense fires. Washing off your OHV will help prevent the spread of non-native weeds.

BEST PRACTICES FOR OHV USERS TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF WEEDS:

  • Stay on designated routes and trails.
  • Clean vehicles by washing the undercarriage and brushing all dirt and mud off tires before entering and exiting a recreation site.
  • Clean boots and other gear that can carry dirt and seeds before moving to new areas.

Thank you for staying on designated routes and trails and cleaning your vehicle.


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