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Discussion: Items for a club's environmental/land use policy?

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 28, 2019 8:20 PM # 
Orienteering Ottawa is putting together an environmental policy document to help with our various discussions with land owners / managers.

Any suggestions for things to put in there?

While not a complete list here are some points we already have covered:
*avoid using terrains at sensitive times of the year as per the advice of experts
*avoid designing courses that take participants where we are likely to cause erosion
*include recycling and composting at all events in addition to garbage
*avoid using wild terrains (I.e. not urban parks, campuses, etc) more than once per season
Jun 29, 2019 5:44 PM # 
A safe area for large animals on the map (or next to the map), and/or routing courses so that they flush animals in the same direction to that area?
Jun 30, 2019 4:01 AM # 
Cascade OC has a good one. Also, there are a number of useful documents at IOF.
Jun 30, 2019 9:10 AM # 
Not sure if it fits with your policy needs, but here we now have an MOU with the local first peoples group.
Jul 1, 2019 7:11 AM # 
Be careful with this:
avoid designing courses that take participants where we are likely to cause erosion
It could be interpreted as anywhere on a steep to moderate slope within proximity if a watercouse or any other drainage feature, on soils which are dispersive etc
Best to have a cover all to avoid environmentally and culturally sensitive areas
Jul 2, 2019 2:00 AM # 
Dontgetlost had one posted online but I don't see it on the new website. Maybe Hammer has a copy? I think he wrote it.
Jul 2, 2019 3:03 AM # 
MNOC's Come clean, leave clean policy is a good one for all clubs to include.

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