The expedition has teamed up with ‘Leave No Trace’ to minimise the impact of the expedition on the environment encountered. An assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the CSX was undertaken prior to the expedition launch capturing aspects of the expedition that have the potential to disturb the natural environment.
As a result of this ,various harm minimisation strategies were then formulated in order to reduce these impacts. In this way the expedition can minimise the impact of visiting such unique and sensitive places and encourage others to use the outdoors more sustainably.
You can view the CSX Environmental Management Plan Here.
The Leave no Trace (LnT) program is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to educate others about the impact our actions can have on the environment.
Leave No Trace Australia is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.
LnT are dedicated to promoting attitudinal change and the empowerment of individuals, companies and communities to accept responsibility for the conservation of their natural environment. This is achieved by forming partnerships to foster the development of Leave No Trace minimal impact skills and ethics.
Principles of Leave No Trace
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimise Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
More substantive information on each of the principles is contained in the Skills and Ethics booklet â€“ Australian edition
The following information within these seven principles is recommended as a guide to minimise the impact of your visits to the natural and cultural heritage areas of Australia. Leave No Trace depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations.
Minimum impact travel and outdoor recreation practices must be flexible and tempered by judgement and experience. Techniques are continually evolving and improving. The general rule is to consider the variables of each area in terms of culture, wildlife, vegetation, soil, climate and use that it receives. Then, use this information to determine which recommended practices to apply.