How to show the land and it’s treasures respect
Do Leave the Heritage, Take the Memories
Keep discovery alive so the next person can share the experience.
Do not take paleontological specimens such as fossils, archaeological artifacts such as pottery pieces or historic artifacts such as mining tools.
Do ADMIRE THE ROCK ART, BUT DON’T TOUCH:
Touching the rock art will obliterates the heritage of ancient people.
Vandalism of petroglyphs and pictographs is illegal.
Simply touching the rock art can lead to its deterioration.
Dont create your own rock art
Graffiti is not only destructive to the rock art and the beauty of the site, it is illegal.
DON’T RUIN THE RUINS:
Historic and prehistoric structures are fragile and easily damaged.
LEASH PETS WHEN AROUND SITES:
Pets are not allowed in archaeological sites. Digging and pooping will lead to erosion and contamination.
DON’T BUILD CAIRNS:
Cairns can increase foot traffic in and around on sensitive sites. In addition, some will build these rock stacks with artifacts like grinding stones.
STAY ON THE TRAIL:
The cryptobiotic soil is living, one step destroys what took years to grow. “Don’t Bust The Crust”
STAY ON EXISTING ROADS:
Driving off-road can damage the fragile archaeology and ecosystems.
CAMP AND PICNIC AWAY FROM SITES:
To better protect any site, don’t camp or picnic near a site.
TEACH CHILDREN TO SHOW RESPECT
We want kids to find excitement in discovering the past, but they should not use paleontological and anthropological sites as playgrounds. It endangers them as well as the site.