Flagstaff, Arizona: Northern Arizona University outdoor recreation guiding program is one of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethic’s proud educational partners. They promote Leave No Trace to the students that attend their trips all throughout the Southwest and the rest of the country. The guides consist of an inspiring group of students that care about the outdoors and want to promote outdoor recreation to the rest of their student body. As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we enjoy meeting people like the folks at NAU who care about Leave No Trace and recognize the importance that it can have in both minimizing the impacts their trips have on the environment and in how it can secure their permits through land management agencies.
Chad Stone works as the Outdoor Adventures Coordinator for NAU. He is an avid paddler, Leave No Trace advocate, and outdoor guide. Due to Chad’s hard work Leave No Trace is an integral part of NAU’s trips and their classes. Thanks to people like Chad that work throughout the country at outdoor adventure companies, camps, land management agencies personnel, and other outdoor recreation agencies Leave No Trace is promoted to the masses.
The other month we got chance to visit and promote Leave No Trace to the NAU guides. Our workshop consisted of the student guides at NAU whom put on a variety of trips for many people throughout their campus.
Number of trips NAU runs annually:
60-70 trips and classes each year
400-500 students annually
Places they travel:
Grand Canyon National Park
San Juan River
Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area
Multi Day River Rafting
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops
Switwater Rescue Courses
Bike Maintenance Classes
Challenge Course Facilitator Trainings
With all of the courses and classes that NAU teaches/leads having Leave No Trace as apart of their program assures that their clientele is minimizing their impact on the canyons, forests, mountains, and rivers they utilize. Thanks for your support NAU!
Thanks for reading and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace.
Pat and TJ
Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Hi-Cone, REI, and Smartwool.