Outdoor Safety & Ethics

A family hiking on a rocky terrainMany people enjoy going outdoors to experience the various seasons we have in the southeast. The National Forests in the Southern Region offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.  From the hills of Kentucky to the tropical forests of Puerto Rico, there are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to a national forest.

However, there are many elements of nature that are not as hospitable as the people of the South. Many of these elements are unseen or unknown until the unthinkable happens.  This site helps you prepare for the unthinkable.

Weather Safety 

Water Safety

Wildlife Safety

Safety in the Woods

Safety Around Other People

Outdoor Ethics: Behaving Responsibly in the Woods