Leave No Trace Blogs

Dec 10, 2018
So, you think you’re a Leave No Trace expert? Test your knowledge… Do you have to pack out toilet paper… Or is it okay to bury? Human waste, and what we do with it, can be a serious issue for public lands. There... Read More
Dec 04, 2018
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics works nationally and internationally, teaching people how to protect nature and minimize their impacts. Our reach is broad, but we are grateful to be based in Colorado, home to some of the most inspiring... Read More
Nov 18, 2018
Overland Park, KS: Each year, half of Americans don’t experience the outdoors at all. No fishing or hiking. No climbing or biking. No paddling around the lake and no picnics at the park. Yikes! That alarming stat comes from our... Read More
Nov 16, 2018
Boulder, CO: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks two dynamic, tech savvy, extroverted teams of educators for Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer positions for the contract period mid-... Read More
Nov 15, 2018
What the California Wildfires Say About Leave No Trace Education As this is being written, it has been reported that the 59th person has perished at the raging hand of California’s Camp Fire. The Camp Fire of Butte County in Northern California,... Read More
Nov 14, 2018
Escalante, UT: A pothole is like a miniature oasis. Confused? We're not talking about the pits you find in a parking lot, but the pools you find in the desert. Watch the video above to learn more about this second type of... Read More
Nov 11, 2018
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare — traveling in snow presents a number of unique risk management and impact prevention considerations. Take the time to evaluate your snow travel gear kit and activity plan with these basic questions in mind... Read More
Nov 08, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia: Why should leaves on the trees get all the glory? Fallen leaves are good for more than jumpfests – they’re actually ecological powerhouses. As far as the TMNT connection, well, as Master Splinter would say... Read More
Nov 07, 2018
Boulder, CO: On a warm fall day up Boulder Canyon, a group of youth development professionals were awarded for their commitment to Leave No Trace education. In May of this year, Avid4 Adventure, a long standing partner of the Center... Read More
Nov 04, 2018
Carlsbad, New Mexico: Caves are incredibly unique and beautiful natural ecosystems. They offer a look into geologic history, specially adapted wildlife, and exploration in a challenging and foreign environment. However, these... Read More