I came across this informative article written by Sloan Cathcart, Senior Park Interpreter in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. http://login.greatbignews.com/UserFiles/103/GooseGossipDecember2011.htm?MsgID=0405080C54
With 5 million visitors to Manitoba’s Provincial Parks annually, the “Leave No Trace” principles she speaks of are critical for the protection our resources, and especially important to those of us who live with nature on our doorstep. By following these seven principles when we are enjoying Manitoba’s great outdoors, we can ensure that everyone has a positive outdoor experience and that our natural and cultural resources are protected and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations. -- It's something to think about.