Adventure activities have great impact on natural environment,How do local people feel when almost all impacts are negative?
What are some different natural area activities?
Which way the impact involved in environment of natural area of adventure?
Outdoor Education - The Natural Area Activities
The Natural Area Activities
Walking, dispersed camping, nature study canoeing (and other
non-motorised water activities) and cross country skiing.
Areas are characterised by essentially unmodified environments of fairly
large size. Interaction between users is very low and evidence of other
users is minimal. Evidence of human-induced restrictions and controls
High probabilities of experiencing isolation from the sights and sounds
of humans, independence, closeness to nature, tranquility and
self-reliance. High degree of challenge and risk opportunities.
Most activities in this area have a low impact on the environment if
minimal impact strategies are employed. However, it is very important that
minimal impact practices are used as the remote environments are very
Walking, nature study, 4-wheel driving, horse riding, disperse camping,
boating (low powered), cross country skiing.
Areas are characterised by predominantly natural or naturally-appearing
environments of moderate to large size. Interaction between users is low,
but there may be evidence of other users. Minimum on-site controls and
restrictions may be present but subtle. Motorised use permitted but not
ROADED - NATURAL
Motorised sight-seeing, walking, horse riding, camping, picnics, water
skiing, snow play, downhill skiing.
Natural appearing environments with some interference of a human nature.
The area has some sign of human manipulation, but this is in fitting with
the environment. Conventional motorised use provided for.
High interaction with the natural environment, with ease of access. Less
need for the opportunity of challenging activities and scope for motorised
and non-motorised forms of recreation.
Minor changes to the natural environment. Scope for pollution and
erosion due to easier access. Rubbish pollution more prevalent due to ease
of carrying in of waste material. Numbers of people can affect the balance
Special trail bike areas, camping including caravan parks, bicycling,
major accommodation, sports, commercial boating, snow play and skiing.
Substantially modified environment. Environment manipulated to suit
specific recreational activities, human existence very evident. Includes
facilities designed for use by large groups. Parking and ease of access.
The recreation activity is the focus, more so than the natural
environment. (Ski resort) Opportunities for challenge, risk-taking and
outdoor skill testing are less important unless artificial such as in
downhill skiing or mountain bike track. Greater access, more people, more
Large impact on the natural envrionment. Area manipulated, pollution
evident and waste management very important. Buildings and facilities mean
land clearing and the disappearance of flora and fauna.
Caravan parks, resorts, marinas, competitive activity areas such as bike
racing areas or ski trails.
Substantially urbanised environment although the background may have
natural elements. Area heavily manipulated and changed. Large numbers of
users. Parking and road systems.
Opportunity for social gathering in a nice environment. Recreational
activities and sporting areas. Need for the natural environment is
secondary to the activities participated in.
Huge impact on the environment. Area completely changed. Flora and fauna
displaced and the natural water courses changed. Pollution and managemnt
problems and challenges. Sometimes not sustainable.
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