Yes, it is true! Plants prosper from disturbances and psamophytic plant twice as much. Research in the Cep II sand pit demonstrated that the effect of recreational activities could be also positive. Rare species of open habitats can be found on places where succession returns back to the very beginning and trees do not overgrow place. In our case, the management service to achive such conditions is done by voluneer swimmers, sunbathers and geocachers - and they do not even know :).
The project „Rekreační aktivity jako nízkonákladový nástroj ochrany přírody v postindustriální krajině: modelové lokality v Jihočeském kraji“ was financially supported by the South Bohemian region.