You can walk, but don't run. That's the message Oregon's Willamette Valley Wildlife Refuge is sending to visitors.
It's an old rule, but new signs in Corvallis are reminding visitors about it. A project manager at the refuge wants to emphasize it's a sanctuary for wildlife, not a park. That means activities with higher speeds can be disruptive and cause stress to the animals.
"We want people to come out to learn about wildlife and habitat and enjoy it but we have to manage it in a way that still allows us to meet our goals of conserving, protecting the wildlife," said Damien Miller, project leader at the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex.
Biking, dog walking and horseback riding are also prohibited on the trails. Those who violate the rules could face fines.
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