Leave No Trace Blogs

Feb 06, 2019
You can make a big difference as U.S. parks and protected areas cope with the devastating and lasting effects of the recent partial government shutdown. Nine out of 10 visitors to parks and protected areas lack the skills and education needed to... Read More
Jan 31, 2019
Durham, NC: Hi, Leave No Trace world. I have a confession to make. My name is Jessie, I’m a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer, and I hate cold weather. But, despite my love-hate relationship with the cold, I still relish getting the... Read More
Jan 21, 2019
Athens, GA: Love mountain biking? We sure do, and we’re glad to have so many great trails open to us all over the country. That’s why, whenever we hit the trails, we’re careful to follow these Leave No Trace tips. 1.... Read More
Jan 20, 2019
Snowshoe, WV: When you’re cooking dinner or washing dishes at camp, you’re going to have dirty water. Broadcasting is a quick way to dispose of that grey water, dispersing the impact across a wide area. Just strain, stroll and... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
Reno, NV: Climbing areas can receive significant use and so significant impacts. Practicing Leave No Trace ethics while climbing can aid in the conservation of these areas, keep climbing access available, and promote a positive... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
  Public lands are feeling the pain right now. Here’s a look at the role The Center is playing in getting Leave No Trace information into the hands of those that need it most during the shutdown:     A Leave No Trace team will... Read More
Jan 14, 2019
What to do when you see less than Leave No Trace happening in national parks while park staff isn't present.  January 14, 2017: Boulder, CO. The government shutdown has garnered the unfortunate distinction of being the longest in... Read More
Jan 11, 2019
Reno, NV: Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature, but it can also make your favorite outdoor spaces even more susceptible to harmful impacts. Here are 5 things you should always consider on a winter trip to help... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
You’ve read the disturbing stories reported from our national parks, now that the partial government shutdown has moved into January. The situation is serious: Wildlife picking through bins piled high with trash, latrines overflowing with waste and... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
2018 was a big year for Leave No Trace, thanks to you. Throughout the year, several of America's favorite lands were restored through Leave No Trace Hot Spots, millions of people were reached with Leave No Trace education in the U.S. alone, and... Read More