Outdoor Recreation and Conservation is the Best of Both Worlds
Best of Both Worlds is a management approach which helps increase opportunities for the responsible pursuit of adventure activities, outdoor sports and recreation, such as canoeing, cycling, walking and climbing. At the same time, it is committed to conservation of the sensitive environments in which they take place – the nature conservation interests, cultural heritage and landscapes we all value.
- aims to improve the understanding and knowledge of those using and managing the countryside so that they have a greater awareness of each other’s objectives and responsibilities (many of which are often shared)
- favours consensus building through negotiations and discussions to resolve problems
- assumes difficulties between those who manage the land and those who want to have responsible access to it can often be overcome without restrictions
- promotes use of tools like codes of good environmental practice, management agreements and consents or systems making use of permit arrangements.
This approach is effective for informal activities (like rock climbing), planned events (such as orienteering) and educational use (e.g. by outdoor centres).
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Whatever you do, you need the Best of Both Worlds.