Low impact use of walking and skiing areas

  • Getting there
  • Being there
  • Traffic damage
  • Campsites
  • Water supplies
  • Human waste
  • A low impact action list
  • Campfires
  • Rubbish

State and national parks are a great resource shared by an ever-increasing number of people. Although many of these areas are vast, most use is often restricted to a few small areas, campsites, tracks, ridges and waterways. This rise in popularity and concentration of use has caused damage to many places of great beauty. Unfortunately, some recreationists are oblivious to this degradation. Others blame 'less sensitive users' for the damage and deny they are part of the cause. However, every outdoor recreationist has an impact on the environment they use and the resulting damage is the cumulative effect of all activities in an area.