Exercise: Why do you suppose park rangers would not communicate the location/access for some outstanding recreation sites?
So, how would you address this problem in a beloved wilderness area with a past land use history of NNIS? Remember, some options are off-limits in designated wilderness areas unless they are the minimum tool necessary.
Exercise: Determine how you’d manage visitor impacts to a site that’s culturally/spiritually important to native Hawaiians in the crater wilderness. For those of you that grew up in a typical western Christian tradition, this would be like somebody setting up their backpacking tent in your church or family graveyard, and playing around there. Interactive Onsite […]
Now that you have the briefest of introductions to the site, explore it in high resolution using Google Earth, for our class exercise: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZV5dgw069v-S5urkXK0UZKucP0EE0imm&usp=sharing So, how would you address the visitor motivation to explore, the resource impacts to soil, vegetation, and wildlife, and visitor safety/risk?
Video: Logan Park
Video: Logan Park, 2007
Note the outhouse (“privy”, “composting toilet” in some cases) and its proximity to open water.
When visitors feed wildlife, they change the wildlife species’s responses to subsequent visitors. This is sometimes called “panhandling for food.” Cumberland Island National Seashore, federally-designated wilderness, March 2007. Recorded by: Logan Park
Hi Doc, If you‘ve know anybody who wants to come work with me up in the eastern Sierras have them throw their name in. Hope you and Ms. Emmy are doing ok with all of the fun times! Ely Lane Park Ranger, Bureau of Land Management USDI Region 10 760-872-5008 Bishop Field Office 351 Pacu Lane […]