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At wildlife refuges: hiking OK, but no jogging

 

New signs are warning visitors to Willamette Valley wildlife refuges of a rule that's been in place for years - there's no jogging allowed.

Running is considered an incompatible use at Baskett Slough, Ankeny, and William L. Finley refuges.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deputy assistant regional director Miel Corbett tells the Statesman Journal (http://is.gd/cB4hdD ) that jogging is an "incompatible use" in the refuges' comprehensive conservation plan.

Hunting is allowed at Finley each autumn but Corbett says jogging could have an adverse impact on breeding wildlife and that other higher-speed activities can stress animals.

Bicycles, horseback riding and pets also are prohibited on trails at the Willamette Valley refuges.
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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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