Edwards said the seven principles of LNT – plan ahead, travel
and camp on durable surfaces, dispose of waste properly, leave what
you find, minimise campfire impacts, respect wildfire and be considerate
of yourself, hosts and other visitors – were in harmony with
CALM’s objectives in providing visitor facilities and services
on conservation lands.
a program for the education of visitors to natural and cultural
heritage areas and its use by CALM will complement the range of
interpretative programs and education experiences already developed
by the Department,” she said.
will further assist CALM and LNT identify common areas of interest
and collaboration in promoting the minimal impact message throughout
the State,” she said.
Dr Edwards said CALM staff already undertake professional training
and development in the skills and ethics of LNT and this would be
further expanded under the MOU.
“CALM will also provide opportunities for LNT to distribute
resources at CALM outlets and visitor centres.”
Leave No Trace
Managing Director Cameron Crowe said that LNT Australia greatly
appreciated the support received from CALM in assisting to implement
“The support for a national minimal impact public education
program from State and Federal governments, and the tourism industry
is essential for bio-diversity protection,” he said.
Dr Edwards said the MOU brings together the common aims and interests
of CALM and LNT to provide minimal impact educational information
to users of the public conservation estate and the wider community
resulting in benefits for both Western Australians and visitors.
Minister’s office 9220 5050