Google Earth Highlights Leave No Trace Research

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 Earth.

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“It’s incredibly exciting that Google is putting this spotlight on Leave No Trace,” says Dana Watts, the Center’s Executive Director. “Our story provides a stunning representation of the ways that our research teams are partnering with national parks to help improve visitor experience and protect natural resources.”

The Leave No Trace story was featured at the Summer Show at Outdoor Retailer, North America’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry. The Access Fund released a companion story about its efforts to protect climbing access in Utah’s Bear’s Ears and other national monuments.

Google supplied a 10X12-foot a video display to broadcast the screenings of the stories at the trade show, and is actively promoting the stories to its vast audience. “The Google Earth Outreach Team is dedicated to using geospatial tools to help inspire a deeper appreciation of the planet,” says Google Program Manager Dusty Reid. “We want to support the outdoor recreation community because the people who use lands for recreation are also passionate about land stewardship. We are excited to provide nonprofits with access to mapping information and assist them with place-based storytelling.”