Leave No Trace Blogs

Jun 17, 2018
Boulder, CO: Whether you're in a scout troop, trail crew, outdoor club, summer camp, or any other large group spending time in the outdoors, disposing of human waste properly is one of the most critical elements of your trip. Human waste contains... Read More
Jun 13, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ: We’re not the only ones living out of our car. Each May, 14,000 people descend on Northern Arizona with their tricked-out lived-in vehicles for the annual Overland Expo West. This massive event celebrates self-guided... Read More
Jun 12, 2018
The Center would like recognize and thank two long time, former State Advocates for their commitment and dedication to the Leave No Trace program and promotion of responsible recreation. Without the efforts of these two volunteers the Leave No Trace... Read More
Jun 11, 2018
Washington, DC.: Visiting your local city park is a great way to get outdoors and connect with nature. While these parks are a little different than visiting the backcountry, humans can still have a big impact on the landscape. There are some... Read More
Jun 10, 2018
Boulder, Colorado – As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, we live, work and play on the road, and Thule helps us bring our lives. Lots of people ask us where our “home base” is located and are surprised to hear that we live full-time on the... Read More
Jun 08, 2018
Boulder, CO: There is little question that social media plays a role in the promotion of various outdoor locations, and in some cases, has led to significant resource and social impacts. It’s logical to ask, “Would this place be... Read More
Jun 04, 2018
KANAB, UTAH-- The Joes started the year in Southern Utah, which seemed like another planet compared to our Midwestern roots. Slot canyons are wild, y’all!  Immediately after hiking part of Buckskin Gulch, we stopped at a Kanab coffeeshop, picked up... Read More
May 25, 2018
Pocahontas State Park, Virginia: When camping, we produce wastewater, or “grey water,” whenever we wash ourselves or our clothing, clean our dishes or brush our teeth. Check out our video to learn more about how you can protect your favorite camping... Read More
Apr 12, 2018
Loma Mar, California: Ever hiked right past that “Iron Ranger,” one of those tamper-resistant fee boxes found at a day-use area, trailhead, or campground, and thought, “I pay my taxes, don’t I?” It’s true that tax revenues help fund our public lands... Read More
Apr 11, 2018
Nominate a Leave No Trace Hot Spot for 2019 Now Through May 31. Nominate an outdoor area for a week-long education and training program from the Leave No Trace Center for... Read More