Sadly, there are still people in the world who want to see every acre of land, every plant, mineral, wildlife and water resource exploited for its maximum short-term economic reward. And there are others who would like to see our remaining wild areas preserved as museums where no human is allowed except, perhaps, for scientific study.
Then there are the rest of us, who just want to be able to get out in the outdoors and have fun. We want to visit beautiful, wild places and enjoy them. I think most of us hope in our hearts that they will still be there for generations to come.
Do these things when you’re in the outdoors so that others can enjoy nature as you just did:
- When hiking, stay in the middle of the trail to minimize erosion of new soil and widening of trail
- Carry your litter and others if you find any lying around
- Use only downed, dead wood on established firepits or better yet, use a camp stove for cooking
- Camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose your own waste properly
If each of us takes the maximum amount of enjoyment that we can from our time outdoors, while consciously having as little overall impact as we possibly can, that leaves more for our kids and our kid’s kids?
via Nashua Telegraph