Rockhounder's Code of Ethics

We ask all BCLS members and guests to follow our Code of Ethics when joining us on rockhounding trips.

  • I will respect private property and do no Rockhounding without the owner's permission.
  • I will use no firearms or blasting material in Rockhounding areas.
  • I will take garbage home or deposit in proper receptacles.
  • I will leave gates as found.
  • I will do no willful damage to materials or take more than I can reasonably use.
  • I will fill excavations, which may be dangerous to livestock.
  • I will build fires in designated places or safe places only, and make sure they are completely extinguished before leaving.
  • I will not contaminate wells, creeks or other water supplies.
  • I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities or equipment.
  • I will obey all laws and regulations of forestry and game departments in the area in which I am hunting.
  • I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources.
  • I will always use good outdoor manners.
  • I will show respect to other members.