This is an 'unregulated' wetland (less than 5 acres, no flowing water, and not on the Critical Wetlands Inventory) that is located on private property. We used it with written permission of the land owner and the blessing of the local CO. It's an area that has been impacted by use for many, many decades - so our use wasn't anything 'new' to it. The damage was already done many years ago. If the previously mentioned steps hadn't all been taken, it would certainly be illegal. Since I took the time as trail leader to make sure to gain the written permission AND check with the local CO, there wasn't an issue. I don't think that would have been true had I not crossed the Ts and dotted the Is.