Did you know that the seeds of many nonnative plants have tiny hooks that enable them to hitchhike on the clothing or shoelaces of unsuspecting hikers? Or that sharing trail snacks with wildlife does them more harm than good? Below are some additional conservation tips for hikers.

  • Do not take or disturb any plants, animals, or other natural objects

  • Pack out everything you bring with you.

  • Clean gear and examine clothing before leaving an area to avoid transporting non-native species.

  • Keep your distance from wildlife.

  • Do not feed wildlife.

To learn how to get the most out of your next hike with the least impact to the landscape and the wildlife that live there, visit the following web sites; Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace.



FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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