Stay on Track Project
Help protect natural areas from damage with our custom posters and signs.
We can provide conservation groups, local governments, and outdoor recreation organizations with posters and signs encouraging the responsible use of sensitive ecosystems. Together we can promote stewardship values in the recreation community.
Posters and signs can be custom designed for your organization at no charge. We will add your logo and modify to suit your needs. Text can be changed, including the smallest text which reads, “Garry oak meadows, woodlands, moss-covered rocks and wet areas are easily damaged.”
Getting outdoors and being active in southern Vancouver Island’s beautiful natural areas is an excellent lifestyle choice. However, outdoor enthusiasts need to exercise caution when enjoying sensitive ecosystems. Rare species and their habitat can be easily damaged by recreational activities.
Although natural areas are seemingly abundant in our region, they are relatively small remnant patches of a mosaic of ecosystems unique to this part of the world. For example, less than 5% of sensitive Garry oak and associated ecosystems remain in a near-natural condition in BC. And although parks and protected areas are officially protected, they are not immune to damage from recreational activities. A fine balance between enjoyment of nature and protecting biodiversity needs to be struck.
Using designated trails in parks and protected areas is one way to achieve that balance. Trails can be designed to highlight areas of natural beauty while minimizing pedestrian, dog, bicycle and off-road vehicle traffic in highly sensitive areas. “Staying on track” allows sensitive areas to persist and helps preserve their biodiversity. And a more biologically diverse world means a healthier, more resilient planet.
Damage to species and their habitat often occurs because of a lack of available information. Awareness is the first step to change.
Contact us to order posters or signs.