Tortoise Awareness & Invasive Species AwarenessPlease 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 AWARENESSDon’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.