The Brooks Bird Club "Wildlife Sanctuary Program" has been in place since the early 1970's.
The basic concept is that an attractive, painted metal sign declaring the posted area to be a wildlife sanctuary is more effective than a regular “No Trespassing” sign. The latter is so common that many people simply ignore the sign and hunt or trespass on the posted property. The wildlife sanctuary signs also indicate that the property is registered with The Brooks Bird Club, Inc.
Under state law, it is the duty of a conservation officer to enforce laws on posted lands only if requested to do so by the landowner. As laws vary from state to state, it would be necessary to contact the local wildlife enforcement officer in your area. If someone wishes to remove the posted land from this protection, simply remove the posted signs and notify the Brooks Bird Club.
By submitting an application to The Brooks Bird Club for purchasing the signs, the applicant agrees to maintain conservation practices designed to protect the wild plant and animal life which it contains.
Further all agree that the use of these signs does not give The Brooks Bird Club any rights whatsoever over the lands on which the signs are erected, nor does it in any way place any liability upon the BBC with respect to the use of such lands.