Use of Logo, Seven Principles and more

The Leave No Trace copyrighted Seven Principles, trademarked logo, associated artwork and texts are the property of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. With permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and under specific circumstances, the organization extends use of its logos and texts. Please read the following document to learn more about how you can use and incorporate the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics logo, the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and associated texts.

Partnerships

Federal and State Land Management Agency Partners


The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ has a Memorandum of Understandings with the following federal and state land management agencies: National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Association of State Park Directors. Logo and copyright text use described below are available to those agency partners and are applicable to all of their lands and waterways.

Corporate and Community Partners

Corporate and community partners must be current and in good standing. Partner affiliates, branches, chapters, councils/troops, etc. are not considered partners. Please see Partnerships on the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics website for specific information about logo and text use for your company or organization.

Use of the Seven Principles and copyrighted texts

The Leave No Trace Seven Principles and their supporting text are copyrighted by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare

  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. 
Dispose of Waste Properly

  4. Leave What You Find
  5. 
Minimize Campfire Impacts

  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics also has derivations of the principles that correspond with various activities and environments such as Frontcountry, Kids, Heritage Sites, River Corridors, Fishing, Urban, Climbing, Hunting and International.

Whether a partner or not, the Center encourages use and publication of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles, including the following copyright language:

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org

All information and content in the following works are copyrighted:  Leave No Trace Skills and Ethics Series, All Leave No Trace Informational Brochures, Handbooks, PEAK and PEAK-Teen, 101 Ways to Teach Leave No Trace, Training Manuals, Master Educator Handbook and other publications. Please contact the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics if you are interested in using a portion of these texts.

Logo Use

 

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Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Logo


The only sanctioned logo use is the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ logo pictured here. All other logo uses are prohibited.

Logo Use for Leave No Trace Courses


Leave No Trace Master Educators and Trainers may use the Leave No Trace logo to publicize a Leave No Trace Trainer Course or Awareness Workshop. Please contact the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to receive an updated logo for this purpose.

Any corporation, agency, group or organization that wishes to use the Leave No Trace logo/emblem must be a current, official partner in good standing. 

Affiliates may not use the Leave No Trace logo without express written permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (i.e.: The American Camp Association is a partner though their affiliate/member camps must join as partners to use the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ logo. Similarly, the Boy Scouts of America is a partner, though individual councils or troops must join to use the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics logo).

The logo my not be altered in any way, and is intended for use in conjunction with the Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics programs, partnerships, ideals, skills and ethics. It is not to be used as a selling point for products, and groups may not produce, sell or distribute products bearing the Leave No Trace logo or name as a primary point of interest. Examples include Leave No Trace patches, t-shirts and other merchandise.

Logo Use for Educational Purposes


For educational purposes, logo use is permissible by non-partners with consent from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Particularly when accompanying the Leave No Trace Seven Principles, logo use in guidebooks, in videos, on trailhead kiosks and other educational displays is encouraged. Non-partner websites are not acceptable examples of educational use of the Leave No Trace logo. Please email a description of your project, book or text where the logo will appear to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics for review.

Use of the Leave No Trace Name 


Any company, organization, group or agency that wants to use the Leave No Trace name on their products or in publications must be a current, official partner in good standing. Though the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics encourages all efforts to extend its message to the broadest possible audience, the term "Leave No Trace" is intended for the specific programs, publications and products of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Thus, using or promoting the term Leave No Trace is not permissible as a selling point for products, companies, organizations or publications.
If the Leave No Trace name or logo does appear directly on a product, it must first be approved by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and a royalty, independent of partnership dues, must also be arranged (note: this option is available to current corporate partners in good standing only).

Blogs and Websites

Using the Leave No Trace logo for blogs and other personal and professional/non-partner publications
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics logo may be used in conjunction with the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and appropriate copyright language in the content of blogs that are describing Leave No Trace for educational purposes. The logo may not be use non-copyrighted Leave No Trace material.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics logo may not be a permanent fixture on a blog or website though providing a permanent link to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics website is encouraged.
Creating Leave No Trace Logos or Other Marks
The Leave No Trace copyright prohibits creating your own “Leave No Trace” logos or marks of any kind.

More Questions


For further questions about copyright and logo use, please contact the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.