Humans and wildlife interact in multifaceted ways on public lands with both positive and negative outcomes for each group. When managed well, wildlife-based tourism and other forms of recreation can benefit conservation goals.
Regardless of our intentions, many species perceive humans as a threat and respond accordingly. In general, animals respond to threats by first increasing vigilance (time spent looking around versus foraging), and running away if the threat is perceived to be imminent.
Winter recreation is a rapidly growing activity, and advances in technology make it possible for
increasing numbers of people to access remote backcountry terrain. Increased winter recreation may
lead to more frequent conflict between recreationists, as well as greater potential disturbance to wildlife.
The Oklawaha Greenway extensions will create connectivity between parks, municipalities, and destinations through an accessible, continuous greenway that serves as a walking and biking spine for future greenway growth and connections within Henderson County.
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American Trails supports and encourages respectful, equitable access to outdoor environments that are inviting, inclusive, and beneficial to all.