About Us

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year.

Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace.

OUR VISION

To sustain healthy, vibrant natural lands for all people to enjoy, now and into the future. Every person who ventures outside puts Leave No Trace practices into action.

OUR MISSION

To protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.

OUR STRATEGIES

The broad approaches we will take in order to achieve the goal

1. Make Leave No Trace relevant and accessible for all people who spend time outside (PEOPLE)

2. Make Leave No Trace prominent, relevant and accessible in the outdoors 
(LANDS)

3. Ensure all outdoor programs/organizations embrace and champion Leave No Trace (COLLABORATION) 


4. Organizational Sustainability (SUSTAINABILITY) — an organization that is thriving financially, broadly supported and coupled with strong leadership to ensure our ability to pursue our mission into the future.

OUR GOALS

  1. Leave No Trace in Every Park.
  2. Leave No Trace for Every Kid.
  3. Every person who ventures outside puts leave no trace practices into action.