leave No Trace: Science Behind the Skills

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leave No Trace: Science Behind the Skills

Post by edfrank » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:56 pm

Science Behind the Skills
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Have you ever been asked any of the following questions and didn’t know the answer?

• “Why do I have to wash my dishes 200 feet away from water sources?”
• “Does Leave No Trace change visitor behavior?”
• “Why should I not cut the switchbacks on the trail?”
• “Do resource conditions improve over time because of Leave No Trace?”
• “Why do I have to hang my food in bear country?”
• “How long does it take an apple core to decompose?”

If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While the seven Leave No Trace principles are fairly straightforward and simple, the science behind them is esoteric and often difficult to find... Continued
Consider visiting the following websites for additional research findings:

"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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