Environmental Impact

Environmental impact refers to practitioners' attitudes and behavior regarding environmental values that are transmitted during the course of an activity.

  • Practitioners should consistently model concern for the environment, and conduct adventure experiences in a manner that has as little impact as possible (e.g., bolts in rocks, teach Leave No Trace principles and methods).
  • Practitioners should access national or state lands using appropriate channels (e.g., procuring permits from appropriate government agencies prior to using public lands). Activities should be conducted in line with applicable regulations (e.g., obeying fire bans, packing out human waste, etc.).
  • It is important to maintain awareness that there are different cultural concepts of environment values.
  • NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS??? Environmental value conflicts with human value (e.g., ability level access to water).