Re: Hammock use in Parks with Ignorant Rangers
- --- In email@example.com, "Risk" <geoflyfisher@y...>
> Anyone here have contact with a forestry sciences person that wouldjournal
> know what sort of research would be useful? I imagine that it would
> take some real research, and an article in a forestry science
> to get this turned around.No, but I'm thinking it might be a good research project for one of
the universities. Univ. of Washington has a forestry department.
Maybe a grad student would like to do some thesis work on it. Maybe
one or two of the hammock manufacturer's (hint hint) could approach a
member of the faculty about this. Maybe there is already some
similar research that's been done.
> Personally, I don't see any way to improve the situation and II think that we also need to fight back. We should try to come up with some
> suspect it will get much worst as hammocks become more popular.
> Government regulations limiting hammocks is already a serious
> development and will almost certainly impact us all even more in
> the future. Responsible use and Leave No Trace ethics are our
> best defense...Ed
data and some opinions of Forest Service people and a few scientists or
horticulturists. If we create some kind of handout with good information,
we could educate Park people about our practices.