Not a Trail

David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH

Trail dust, the consistency of confectionary sugar, enveloped my hiking boots as I regaled in 28 square miles of the Soapstone Natural Prairie Area's pristine, wide-open vistas. Mule deer, pronghorn sheep, and horned toads scurried off into the bush, no doubt more than a little disgruntled by the disruption of their collective morning rituals. Rituals and traditions also play an important role in the lives of people, their communities, and the organizations they choose to associate with. Intrigued for more? Read this month's column from NEHA Executive Director Dr. Dyjack.

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Journal of Environmental Health
October 2020
Volume 83, Number 3