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RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER & RULES AND REGULATIONS
 
HIKING USE PERMIT
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITIES


NO HIKING PERMITTED AFTER DARK

PERMITTEE 
acknowledges that the area over which this permit is granted is a wild lands area, containing, without limitation, wild bison, rattlesnakes, and other wildlife, rough terrain, trails and roads, and other conditions, which are intrinsic to the environment and locale, all of which may be dangerous and/or hazardous to life, limb and property.

PERMITTEE voluntarily accepts and assumes all such risks of personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage.

PERMITTEE as consideration for the granting of this permit, for himself/herself, his/her heirs, executors, successors and assigns, waives and releases any and all claims, demands or rights of action, in law or in equity, known or unknown against SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO., SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY, TWO HARBORS ENTERPRISES, and THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, LOS ANGELES COUNTY and their officers, directors, members, agents and employees for any loss, damage or injury of any kind whatsoever, to himself/herself or to his/her property or to the property of others, occurring from any cause whatsoever, arising directly or indirectly out of the exercise of any right granted by this permit, unless the same be attributable to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO., SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY, TWO HARBORS ENTERPRISES or DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, their officers, directors, members, agents or employees.

PERMITTEE understands that this is a release of PERMITTEE’S right to sue.


RULES & REGULATIONS
Hiking permits are required.
Bike Passes into the Interior are a benefit of Conservancy Membership
  1. No smoking or open fire is allowed anywhere on Conservancy land except at designated campgrounds or facilities pursuant to Los Angeles County Fire ordinances and Conservancy regulations.  Los Angeles County Code Section 17.12.370 prohibits fires on beaches in Los Angeles County.
  2. When “red flag” days are declared, no smoking or fires of any kind are allowed anywhere in the interior. Carefully read posted signs and ask Conservancy staff or rangers if you have any questions.  Fireworks, sparklers, torches, candle lanterns, candle balloons, flares or any other incendiary device are strictly prohibited on Conservancy lands.
  3. Pack out all trash.  Limited waste collection is available at some campgrounds.  Littering is a violation of Conservancy regulations and state and county laws.
  4. Tree cutting or gathering of wood, including driftwood, for fires is prohibited.
  5. Do not disturb, excavate, damage or deface archaeological or historical sites (middens, habitation sites, rock art, historical structures, etc.).  Leave all artifacts (bowls, shells, tools, mortars, jewelry, lithic materials, etc.) in the places where they are presently located.  If you believe an artifact is at risk, contact a Conservancy ranger or staff person immediately with exact location information.
  6. Collecting, harvesting, hunting, trapping or otherwise exploiting plants, animals, rocks or minerals on Conservancy lands is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Conservancy and in conformance with local, state and federal laws.
  7. Do not spread invasive plants to Catalina Island.  Before coming to the Island, and when you leave, check your clothing and shoes carefully for seeds, dirt and mud. Remove all seeds or soil and dispose of them properly.
  8. Do not feed or disturb wildlife, especially Island foxes, deer, bison, squirrels or ravens.  Feeding wildlife is a violation of California Fish and Game laws and Conservancy regulations. Maintain a safe distance from bison. Bison are large wild animals that can cause serious injury and even death. Do not approach or harass bison and other wildlife on Catalina and always maintain a safe distance. 
  9. Hunting on Conservancy lands is only allowed during established hunting seasons and in accordance with the Conservancy's Private Land Management Program and the State of California's Fish and Wildlife Laws.  No person who is not authorized by the Conservancy shall hunt or trap on Conservancy lands, or carry firearms, traps or other hunting equipment onto Conservancy lands.
  10. Hitchhiking is prohibited.
  11. Dogs and horses are allowed on Conservancy trails and roads.  Dogs must be leashed at all times.  Cats or other non-native animals are not allowed. All dog waste must be collected and removed.  Dogs must have current vaccinations, including: tri-annual rabies; annual distemper combination (DLHPCC) and kennel cough (Bordetella). Dogs are allowed in the following campgrounds only: Black Jack, Little Harbor (excluding Shark Harbor) and Parsons’ Landing.  Dogs are not allowed at the Ben Weston primitive beach campsite. Los Angeles County Code Sections 17.12.290 and 17.12.300 prohibit dogs, cats and horses on any beach in Los Angeles county, including all beaches on Catalina Island. 
  12. Adhere to all regulations that govern your travel in the backcountry. As a visitor you have the responsibility to "leave no trace" of your presence on the natural environment.
  13. Stay on roads and trails that are open for public use.  Do not enter non-Conservancy lands or lands of tenants of the Conservancy without permission.
  14. No hiking permitted after dark.
 

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