Leave No Trace Blogs

Jul 31, 2018
Denver, CO: Researchers from the United States Geological Survey in Colorado published new findings detailing the discovery of pharmaceuticals, hormones, pesticides, and other contaminants in both remote and accessible lakes of Rocky Mountain... Read More
Jul 30, 2018
Boulder, Colorado: It’s another scorching summer, and that local lazy river is looking pretty nice right now. But before you head to the creek with your floats and your friends, here are a few things to keep in mind… ... Read More
Jul 27, 2018
Boulder, Colorado: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has partnered with technology giant Google to showcase the Center’s research efforts in Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite National Parks. View the interactive story on Google... Read More
Jul 22, 2018
The dog days of summer are almost upon us, and that means two things. First, IT’S STILL SUMMER CAMPING SEASON! And, second, it’s HOT. Don’t let the heat keep you from taking advantage of summer weekends – read on for Traveling Trainer tips (we are... Read More
Jul 22, 2018
Littleton, CO: Let's talk about humus.   Humus is the dark organic material in fertile soils, full of microbes that can break down human waste. It's the perfect environment if you need to dig a cathole.   Hummus, on the... Read More
Jul 21, 2018
Mount Shasta, CA: Toilet paper on the sides of trails or in camp areas can certainly ruin your day. Visitors often recreate to experience an aloneness in the outdoors and nothing ruins that feeling of being away from others quite like seeing the... Read More
Jul 13, 2018
For the majority of educators working with youth this summer, you’re just about to reach the halfway point in your summer. Refresh your Leave No Trace educator toolkit and finish out the summer strong with these five recommendations:   1.      Cycle... Read More
Jul 13, 2018
This year’s Hot Spot nominations included over 120 landscapes across the country and even the world. In many ways, all of these locations were very deserving and clearly have passionate stewards looking out for them—this made the decision very... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
Elkhart, IN: Living on the road and traveling campground to campground, we unfortunately see a great deal of litter. Whether we are in the mountains of New Hampshire or the beaches of North Carolina, there are a few types of trash... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
Boulder, CO: The National Park Service was founded over a century ago to preserve and share with future generations our historic, cultural, natural and scenic treasures that embody our American legacy. As national parks continue... Read More