Leave No Trace Blogs

Jul 17, 2017
Boulder, CO: The city of Boulder, Colorado's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department oversees 45,000 acres of public lands, including about 150 miles of trails. That might sound like an expansive amount of terrain for a city... Read More
Jul 14, 2017
Eagle, CO: Planning what food you're going to bring on a multi-day trip outdoors can be a fraught endeavor, as you attempt to balance dietary restrictions, caloric needs for your exertions, and space considerations for your... Read More
Jul 12, 2017
Boulder, CO: Rita Hussman vividly recalls the day she received a call from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics letting her know that she had been chosen to be the new Minnesota State Advocate — she was in the middle of... Read More
Jul 09, 2017
Cascadia, OR: We recently spent nine days in and around the lauded outdoor town of Bend, Oregon, named Outside Magazine’s “Best Multi-Sport Town” for 2017. It’s clear how Bend earned this title. In any given day in Bend, you will... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
First State National Historical Park, DE: The Beaver Valley is home to lush foliage, wildlife, vast rolling hills, and some our country’s earliest history. This newly established national park offers endless recreational activities... Read More
Jul 06, 2017
How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile? Forest Park Hot Spot, June 19-26, 2017 Portland, OR: “It’s a forest in my backyard.” One visitor told us this on a cool June morning during the Forest Park Hot Spot in Portland, Oregon. She wasn’t exaggerating.... Read More
Jul 06, 2017
Aspen, CO: This week we visited Conundrum Hot Springs in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado for a Hot Spots Week aimed to provide visitor outreach and recommendations toward protecting this unique resource.  The... Read More
Jul 03, 2017
Denver, CO: Just as July is one of the biggest months for outdoor recreation in the United States, Independence Day is arguably the biggest holiday nationwide. It's a time meant for food, fun, family, and fireworks. For a lot of... Read More
Jun 27, 2017
Lake of the Ozarks, MO: The thought of summer conjures up mental images of hot days, cool drinks, and as much time spent by the water as possible. We've had the pleasure of being around a lot of rivers this summer, and thought we'd... Read More
Jun 22, 2017
Boulder, CO: The dog days of summer have arrived. In celebration of the summer solstice, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics came together with Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House and Stem Ciders #ThisIsCider for a fundraising... Read More