What should I do to prepare to visit a Nature Conservancy preserve?
Learn more about the preserve you intend to visit, including visitation guidelines.
Some preserves are not staffed, so it’s important to plan ahead. We recommend taking these simple precautions:
- Wear comfortable footwear suitable for hiking, but please do not wear heavy, cleated boots—these damage the trails.
- To protect yourself from ticks, poison ivy or poison sumac, wear long pants—and tuck them into your socks.
- No matter which season of the year it is, each person in your party should bring a full water bottle. Dehydration is a serious risk at any time of the year.
October 25, 2013