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Observational Activities

Any of the following are true:

  • Walking and hiking on trails for observational purposes. (NOTE: No walking allowed on groomed winter ski trails.)
  • Low-impact off-trail hiking, cross-country skiing on or off groomed winter trails, and snowshoeing for observational purposes.
  • Canoeing and use of non-motorized boats for observational purposes.
  • Land Navigation using existing land navigation points.

Sampling & Harvesting At An Incidental Level

All of the following are true:

  • Sampling & harvesting is limited to small, incidental levels of common species/materials. (Examples: Leaf collections, earthworm sampling, lake water sampling, etc.)
  • No obvious or permanent site or ground disturbance.
  • No flagging, wire flags, posts, or other markers will be left on site for more than 8 hours.

Sampling & Harvesting Exceeds Incidental Level And/Or 8 Hours

Any of the following are true:

  • Sampling & harvesting that exceeds incidental level.
  • Sampling and harvesting that includes less common species and/or sensitive resources.
  • Sampling and harvesting that includes destructive procedures; for example, tree borings or soil pits.
  • Obvious and/or permanent site or ground disturbance.
  • Flagging, wire flags, posts or other markers will be left on site for more than 8 hours, but removed by the end of the semester.

Long-Term Research

Any of the following are true:

  • Sampling locations that may affect or be affected by other land uses.
  • Long-term research plots where sampling, site markers, and research will extend beyond a semester.