on40 principles

ORIGINAL AND FREE

on40 seeks to find the original essence of the land…and cultivate freedom.  Open space…open time…Open everything

KEEPER

All management is locally-derived from the People and containing neighborhood(s), enforcement and maintenance issues are dealt with by local keeper authority as first-call

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

on40 areas are encouraged to have wireless connectivity, emphasizing the live/work aspects, nature is great not only for recreation, but work as well

NATIVE PLANTS ONLY

on40 encourages the growth of native flora and fauna such as butterflies and other insects originally sharing the ecosystem

NO HERBICIDES

on40 gardening is organic… in addition, the symbiosis of native perennials with food plants such as fruit, roots, cabbage, potatoes etc.

NO HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Usage of industrial machinery is minimized (no bulldozers or leaf blowers).  Projects that require heavy equipment are not sustainable

NO LEASH RESTRICTIONS

If Dogs are happy, Humans and Nature are happy.  A certain degree of wildness feeds all our souls, on40 is always the place to explore our natural states of freedom

TRAILS FORM BY USE NOT DESIGN

Trails evolve organically based on usage (exceptions for specific conditions like slope erosion, etc.)

NATURAL FORMS

Trees are not happy when mushroomed. Fallen branches are retained because they form protective shade and lodging for all different kinds of critters.  Avoid cutting what is not understood fully…form is spirit, function is ineffable

RESPECT FOR THE DARK

Artificial light is never added that will disturb the view of night sky and the activities of nocturnal creatures

ALWAYS OPEN

Avoid limits on hours of occupancy