NOLS SOFT PATHS: ENJOY THE WILDERNESS WITHOUT HARMING IT, 4TH ED
Author: Rich Brame & David Cole
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jul 2011
This new edition covers every aspect of the outdoor experience, demonstrating the frequently simple, often unexpected measures that we can take to keep the wilderness pristine. This edition also provides new information on conservation law and the public's use of wild lands, ensuring that readers can minimize impact without sacrificing their enjoyment of the outdoors. 43 B&W photos, 79 Color photos; 6x8 inches, 224 pgs.
# Leave No Trace, minimum impact skills and ethics
# New research and field experience prescribe better minimum-impact techniques for wilderness use
# Expanded information on camping practices
# How far you should camp from water, where to pitch your tent, how to build a fire or if you should build one in the first place
# Respecting and caring for wildlands, doing your part to protect our limited resources and future recreation opportunities
# Trampling, litter, waste disposal, fire use, wildlife health, and protecting cultural resources
New edition of the popular guide to low-impact camping with updated information on waste disposal, campsite selection, fire building
Details on recent legislation and up-to-date research on recreational wilderness use
Tailored to a variety of environments, from coastal regions to deserts
Drawing on the principles of the Leave No Trace program, the expertise of the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the substantial body of research into wilderness use, Soft Paths has long been the definitive guide to low-impact outdoor activity.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
David N. Cole is a research geographer with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana. His research specialties include recreation ecology and leisure experiences in parks and wilderness. He is widely published on these topics and is the coauthor of Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management.
Rich Brame has taught NOLS conservation practices in the wilderness on five continents. He also headed up NOLS' early Leave No Trace curriculum development, partnerships, and educational strategy. He lives in Lander, Wyoming, and works as NOLS' alumni relations director.