Research & Education

Authority of the Resource Technique In Action

Leave No Trace - November 16, 2011


Pickens County, SC.  While hiking at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina, we came across this signage at the trailhead.  This sign does a great job of not only citing the expectations the rangers have for pet owners in the park, but it also explains the “whys” behind the regulations.  By educating visitors about why certain rules and regulations are in place allows the visitors to make more sound and responsible decisions while enjoying the parks resources.  This is an effective use of the Authority of the Resource Technique, a concept developed by a man named Dr. George N Wallace.  To learn more about this technique you can take a Leave No Trace Trainer Course or read the article by clicking here.

Explore Responsibly,
Kate and Tracy

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