Field camps

Existing field huts and campsites should be used where possible. Otherwise, campsites should be located as far away as practicable from lakeshores, streambeds, vegetated sites and wildlife, to avoid contamination and/or disturbance.

Maximise the use of fixed helicopter pads so that a minimal area is disturbed, and to allow the landing site to be cleaned up when the camp is removed.

Ensure that equipment and stores are properly secured at all times to prevent foraging by wildlife and dispersion by high winds or helicopter rotor wash.

Use water wisely to minimise the volume of liquid to be returned to station.

Solar or wind powered generators should be utilised wherever possible to minimise fuel usage.