Invasive Species Prevention
What hunters and trail users need to know
Nearly 50% of endangered or threatened species are at risk due to invasive species, which people unintentionally spread with their boots, tires, boats, firewood, pets, horses and more. By taking a few easy steps while enjoying the great outdoors, you can be part of the solution, reducing the spread of invasive species.
What you can do
- Remove plants, seeds and mud from boots, pets, vehicles and gear before leaving a recreation or hunting site.
- Stay on designated trails or access areas.
- If possible, park in non-vegetated areas to avoid carrying seeds on your vehicle to new locations.
- Clean your gear thoroughly before heading to a new site.
- Don’t bring firewood with you, and don’t take firewood home.
Make these simple steps a part of your routine
- Pack a boot brush or scrub brush in your vehicle so you can easily clean shoes before you move on.
- Make it a habit to check clothes and gear before leaving a recreation area.
- Wash your bike or ATV before the next trip.