Recreational Use Hold Harmless Agreement Template for Forest Landowners

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RECREATIONAL USE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
For Forest Landowners
___________________________ (Landowner Name) is committed to operating
its property and to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe
manner and holds the safety of visitors and participants in high regard. As the
property owner, I continually strive to reduce associated risks and insist that all
visitors and participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to
protect the visitors’ and participants’ safety. In the event that injury or illness is
sustained while participating in an activity or utilizing a facility, the undersigned
hereby authorizes any emergency First Aid, medication, medical treatment or
surgery deemed necessary by licensed medical personnel. The undersigned also
gives permission for attending medical personnel to execute on the
undersigned’s behalf, permission forms if undersigned is not immediately
available to do so.
Warning of Risk - Despite careful and proper maintenance and preparation,
instruction, medical advice, conditioning, and equipment, there is a risk of serious
injury when visiting or participating in any outdoor recreational activity, program
or facility. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen.
Depending on the particular facility or activity, participants must understand that
certain risks, dangers, and injuries due to inclement weather, contact with
naturally occurring plants or animals, slipping, falling, poor skill level, or
conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, un-sportsmanlike conduct, inadequate or
defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating, and all
other circumstances inherent to outdoor recreation activities, programs or facility
use exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the owner
of the property, identified in paragraph 1, to guarantee absolute safety.
Waiver and Release of all Claims and Assumption of Risk- Please read this
form carefully and be aware that in signing up and visiting or participating in
identified programs, activities or facilities, you will be expressly assuming the risk
and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages, or
loss which you (or member, agent or employee of your group) might sustain as a
result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with
said programs, activities or facility use (including transportation services/vehicle
operation, when provided).
I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to
visitors and participants in these programs, activities and facilities, and I
voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, including death,
damages, or loss, regardless of severity, that I, members of my group or our
agents may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to indemnify,
waive and relinquish all claims as a result of visiting or participating in these
programs, activities and facilities against ______________________(Landowner
RECREATIONAL USE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
For Forest Landowners
___________________________ (Landowner Name) is committed to operating
its property and to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe
manner and holds the safety of visitors and participants in high regard. As the
property owner, I continually strive to reduce associated risks and insist that all
visitors and participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to
protect the visitors’ and participants’ safety. In the event that injury or illness is
sustained while participating in an activity or utilizing a facility, the undersigned
hereby authorizes any emergency First Aid, medication, medical treatment or
surgery deemed necessary by licensed medical personnel. The undersigned also
gives permission for attending medical personnel to execute on the
undersigned’s behalf, permission forms if undersigned is not immediately
available to do so.
Warning of Risk - Despite careful and proper maintenance and preparation,
instruction, medical advice, conditioning, and equipment, there is a risk of serious
injury when visiting or participating in any outdoor recreational activity, program
or facility. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen.
Depending on the particular facility or activity, participants must understand that
certain risks, dangers, and injuries due to inclement weather, contact with
naturally occurring plants or animals, slipping, falling, poor skill level, or
conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, un-sportsmanlike conduct, inadequate or
defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating, and all
other circumstances inherent to outdoor recreation activities, programs or facility
use exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the owner
of the property, identified in paragraph 1, to guarantee absolute safety.
Waiver and Release of all Claims and Assumption of Risk- Please read this
form carefully and be aware that in signing up and visiting or participating in
identified programs, activities or facilities, you will be expressly assuming the risk
and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages, or
loss which you (or member, agent or employee of your group) might sustain as a
result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with
said programs, activities or facility use (including transportation services/vehicle
operation, when provided).
I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to
visitors and participants in these programs, activities and facilities, and I
voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, including death,
damages, or loss, regardless of severity, that I, members of my group or our
agents may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to indemnify,
waive and relinquish all claims as a result of visiting or participating in these
programs, activities and facilities against ______________________(Landowner
Name), including their subsidiaries, officers, officials, agents, volunteers, and
employees.
I do hereby fully release and forever discharge _________________________
(Landowner Name) from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that I
may have or which may accrue to me, members of my group or our agents
arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these visits,
programs, activities or facilities.
I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk,
assumption of risk, waiver, and release of all claims.
Group/Participant Name (Print):___________________________________
Group/Participant Signature:
___________________________________
Date:_______________

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