Leave No Trace Blogs

Jul 08, 2018
Ithaca, New York: Public lands are a massive source of drinking water in the United States. 180 million Americans get their drinking water from National Forest lands alone. Not only are we drinking this water, wildlife and... Read More
Jul 07, 2018
Lansing, MI: Lansing City Parks are a lot of things. They’re cool swimming pools. And favorite fishing spots. Lansing City Parks are the heart of the city.  They’re playgrounds, kayak trips, and basketball courts for shooting hoops. ... Read More
Jul 01, 2018
Ridgway, CO: The first principle of Leave No Trace is Plan Ahead and Prepare. We often talk about this principle as setting one up for success to be able to practice the other six Leave No Trace principles (i.e. if you're prepared with a trowel, you... Read More
Jun 29, 2018
Hampton, VA: Going to the beach this summer? You may not know it, but the months of May through early October are prime sea turtle nesting season in North America. Right now, there may be a mama turtle laying a nest of over 100 little eggs on a... Read More
Jun 24, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona-- Big news on Bigfoot! Our favorite furry spokes-monster turned up at the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Jamboree last month. Here he is, reporting live for Channel 7, on the seven principles of Leave No Trace... Read More
Jun 23, 2018
Lansing, Michigan - Folks frequently raise various issues when we introduce them to what we do with Leave No Trace: “Shouldn’t you be trying to eliminate plastic?” “Residents of Flint don’t have access to clean drinking water.” “What are you doing... Read More
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 15, 2018
Cape Hatteras, NC - Ever seen a ton of trash piled next to trash cans at your campsite? What about litter scattered around the campground? Maybe you pack things out, but are you doing these 10 things to create less trash in the first place?... 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