***Originally posted 4/7/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** As many of you are aware, a few influencers who have been called out on this page for their illegal behavior have taken it upon themselves to create a crusade against this account. That’s not really surprising considering that a number of them have lost corporate sponsors. However, the thing with Instagram is that you don’t get warnings, and once an account is gone, there is no one to contact to plead the case that an acco
***Originally posted 3/27/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** What would happen if we all choose to ignore the rules? What if we only stopped at red lights when it was convenient? Cut to the front of the checkout line when we were in rush? What kind of world would we live in?
Unfortunately, we now get to see first hand what it looks like when people choose to ignore signs telling them to stay on the trail. Ignore signs telling them to stay out of fragile ecosystems. Ignore signs te
***Originally posted 3/25/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Enough doom and gloom. I want to share some positive inspiration. These photos all show people responsibly enjoying the wildflower fields. These people appear to be having fun. The photos are beautiful. Thousands of people like the photos. And, GASP, they are still 100% on the trail!!!!
Many people have responded to polite education about staying on the trail by saying things like “It’s #photoshopped” – “It’s a good came
***Originally posted 3/16/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Many people that I try to politely educate about proper wildflower ethics claim that their pictures were taken on paths. So let's talk about paths.
What you see in the first two pictures, which were "provided" by @caseykaui, is not an official path or trail. This "path" was likely beaten through virgin wildflower habit within a day or two of this picture being taken. Continued use of this "path" will result in compacti
***Originally posted 3/14/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** 1,000 followers in under 72 hours? Clearly this account is hitting a nerve with people like us who care about the environment and treating it with the type of respect that will allow our children to enjoy it. Share this with everyone you know and let's see if we can get 1,000 more in 48 hours. Together we have gotten photos of people trashing our public lands removed from view of over 1,500,000 followers.
And if you want
***Originally posted 3/14/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Here's a new low. Not just trampling. Not just picking flowers. But pulling the entire plant, roots and all, out of the ground! Zoom in. You can still see dirt dangling from the roots. .
On top of broadcasting this asinine behavior to 13,000+ followers, this "influencer" was there with children. What do you think those children learned? Ugh. Someone please make this stupidity stop. Edit: this photo has been deleted by th
***Originally posted 3/13/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Here we have six photos. These photos were posted for a combined 375,000 followers to see. All the "Influencers" in these photos appear to be trampling wild flowers. None of them said anything about proper wildflower behavior in their original posts. These photos shout "it's ok to go off trail and kill wildflowers for cool pics" to 375,000 people. Imagine the impact of just 1% of those people following in these "Influence
***Originally posted 3/13/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** The good news? "Influencers" with a total of 250,000+ followers have decided to remove pictures of them trampling the poppies! Some have even decided to be proactive and provide education to their followers about proper behavior in the wildflower fields. Much of this is due to YOUR help. Thank you!
The bad news is that people like those featured in this post are still ruining wildflower habitat while hawking phone ca
***Originally posted 3/12/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Many people were, and still are, upset that I called out a couple of individual accounts for going off-trail and taking pictures in the wildflower fields. Some people don't seem to understand the impact that one person can have. . This photo from @thesimplehiker is the manifestation of that impact. One person chooses to disregard the rules, goes 10' off the trail and tramples a few flowers. The next person sees that m
***Originally posted 3/11/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** @adeventurousoutdoorbrand is just another company promoting itself at the expense of nature and your public lands. You would think that any company with the word "outdoor" in it would be interested in promoting good outdoor ethics, right?
Not these guys! When it was suggested by multiple people that picking and trampling wildflowers wasn't a great thing to broadcast to almost 7,000 followers, what did they do? Apologi