Be a Good Steward
With so many species of plants and animals and such a high density of people, we need to treat our remarkable wild lands with care. Hike and bike when the trails are absolutely dry to protect the area from erosion. Take only pictures and leave only footprints – on the trails.
Explore your local wild land areas. Attend a guided program; a hike, mountain bike, equestrian or kayak ride. Take your Passport with you!
Engage your children in a toddler program, school program, scout program or summer camp. Attend the monthly natural history lectures at the Santa Ana Zoo and be sure to ask questions if you have them!
Help maintain the lands you visit and the trails you use. Help with restoration and trails projects, join a public workday or a volunteer group. Register with the land manager to learn their requirements and all their volunteer opportunities.
Learn more of what the Orange County Wild project is all about.
Go prepared. Inquire about current trail conditions. Know and respect the rules and restrictions. Leave your itinerary with a friend. Carry a trail map. Hike or bike with a buddy.