So it is both a disappointment and a triumph that charges were recently laid in an incident of disrespect and abuse of public lands. A disappointment because there are those that continue to disrespect the natural world. A triumph in that the the system is able to exercise some authority over this abuse.
The referenced creek in the news story, Swan Creek is a designated stream, noted for its spawning and rearing habitat for lake trout and brown trout. The Red Star and Red Highlighting in the diagram below denote areas of critical sensitivity (FULL MAP and LEGEND HERE). The colouration and dates reflect "Restricted Activity Periods". With such sensitivities in the watershed of the Swan Creek, land abuses like those shown in the video posted by ESRD (posted below) can have significant effects to the livelihood of those populations. The reason there are designated places for designated activities is to prevent these sorts of abuses.