Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — Spending time outdoors is a healthy way to stay active, create quality time with friends and family, as well as reduce stress. While you’re enjoying time in nature, it’s also equally important to be conscientious of your environment and cognizant of what’s going on around you to avoid harmfully impacting your environment.
Nationally, there are nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires caused by humans, fires that could have easily been prevented. However, to understand one’s impact is to understand responsible hiking and camping procedures.
Texas A&M Forest Service Program Coordinator, Karen Stafford speaks on behalf of the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council to remind Americans everywhere of important wildfire prevention tips to keep in mind when spending time outdoors.