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Guidance for Tour Guides and Nature Travelers

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Texas offers the traveler a diverse menu of nature based tourism opportunities from the mountains to the sea. A Texas Guide to Wildlife Watching (TPWD publication, PWD BR W7000-659, 9/01) provides guidance on how to observe animals in action, minimize the effects of your presence and take candid, authentic photos.

The following are some guidelines for tour guides and nature travelers in Texas which will enable visitors to enjoy and conserve these irreplaceable resources:

Plan ahead and prepare


Respect all living things

Minimize the use and impact of fire

Stay safe in the outdoors

Camp and travel on durable surfaces


Pack it in, pack it out

Properly dispose of what you can't pack out

Leave what you find

*Adapted from guidelines developed by Clemson University in a cooperative project with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.