On Wednesday we were invited to the city of Fort Collins, CO to present an awareness workshop to volunteers and Master Naturalist from the local parks. This was a great opportunity to work with one of our partners, the city of Fort Collins, as they are getting ready to open a new natural area this June. We were happy to be joined by Dave Winter, Outreach Manager for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Dave presented the Authority of the Resource Technique, a concept originally developed by Fort Collins' own George Wallace. Authority of the Resource Technique (ART) is a non-confrontational technique used to approach people in the outdoors that may be engaged in a "less than Leave No Trace" behavior.
A special thanks goes out to Zoe Whyman, Community Relations Manager for the city of Fort Collins Natural Areas, for hosting this event and making sure we were all well fed! Good luck with the opening of Sunstone Prairie and we will be looking forward to visiting the area when we return to Colorado this summer.
Safe Travels...Kate and Tracy