Protecting Rock Art In Southern Utah

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We spent the day in Escalante for Public Lands day and took some time to visit with archaeologist Matt Zweifel with the BLM. He helped us learn about the importance of stewardship of the incredible rock art in the area. Help us cut out vandalism. #respectandprotect

Check out Respect and Protect for further details on how to get involved. Thanks to Tread Lightly!, Utah Rock Art Research Association, BLM Utah and Utah Division of State History www.heritage.utah.gov

Please follow the TREAD Principles when out and about.

Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.

Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.

Educate Yourself
prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.

Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.

Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.

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