A place to keep people on their feet
The Blue Mountains in Australia is a UNESCO World Heritage Area and one of Australia’s prime natural wonders
Speaker: Scott Colefax, Senior Field Officer, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
The Blue Mountains in Australia is a UNESCO World Heritage Area and one of Australia’s prime natural wonders. It was, is, and hopefully always will be a mecca for bushwalking. Some of Australia’s oldest walking tracks are here in an extensive and historic network leading people into wild canyons and inspiring wilderness. Whilst millions get their boots on, load their packs and head out for adventure, a small, dedicated team of walking track specialists is busy working out how to protect the precious past whilst maintaining opportunities for present and future generations. The story of how old tracks are looked after and loved in the Blue Mountains is of interest for anyone who has ever grappled with how to make old tracks new - or how not to make old tracks new.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.
Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.
Permeable Pavers provide stable, low-impact pathway through Rookery Bay Research Reserve.
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.