Archive for August 22nd, 2014

TPW TV: Leave No Trace

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is Passport to Texas

Some life lessons are classic, such as: pick up after yourself or be considerate of others. These behaviors are appropriate outdoors, too, and won’t limit your fun, as former Texas Outdoor Family guide, Lindsay Davis explains:

50— It is possible to both preserve and enjoy the great outdoors. We call this Leave No Trace. Research the area you’re visiting; check for burn bans and other restrictions. Once you’re out in the park, stick to the trails. Going off trail tramples vegetation and disturbs wildlife. If you pack it in, pack it out. Properly dispose of your trash in a dumpster or trash receptacle. Want some natural souvenirs? Take pictures. It’s a violation of state law to remove resources from the park – things like rocks, plants and other natural objects. Respect wild animals in their natural habitats, and from a safe distance. Never feed wildlife. And finally, be considerate of other visitors. Avoid walking through others’ campsites, keep the volume down, and respect the park’s quiet hours so folks can enjoy the sounds of nature.

View a segment with Lindsay Davis on Leave No Trace the week of August 24 on the Texas Parks and Wildlife PBS TV series. Check your local listings.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.