Leave No Trace Blogs

Mar 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 (Boulder, CO): In 2017, the National Park Service managed nearly 70 million pounds of waste. That amount could fill the Washington Monument 250 times! Trash may not be the biggest issue the National Park Service face... Read More
Mar 08, 2019
Reno, NV: As Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, it is our job to travel the country teaching outdoor workshops on minimum impact practices and sustainable recreation. A large part of this is discussing proper waste disposal techniques in the... Read More
Mar 05, 2019
Amicalola Falls, GA: Around 6,000 people each year start a thru-hike attempt on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Over two-thirds of these folks start in Georgia, where Springer Mountain marks the southern terminus of the trail... Read More
Feb 25, 2019
Feb 13, 2019 (Boulder, CO): Once every five years the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics conducts a request for proposal (RFP) process for determining Master Educator Course Providers. The RFP for the 2020-24 Provider cycle... Read More
Feb 06, 2019
You can make a big difference as U.S. parks and protected areas cope with the devastating and lasting effects of the recent partial government shutdown. Nine out of 10 visitors to parks and protected areas lack the skills and education needed to... Read More
Jan 31, 2019
Durham, NC: Hi, Leave No Trace world. I have a confession to make. My name is Jessie, I’m a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer, and I hate cold weather. But, despite my love-hate relationship with the cold, I still relish getting the... Read More
Jan 21, 2019
Athens, GA: Love mountain biking? We sure do, and we’re glad to have so many great trails open to us all over the country. That’s why, whenever we hit the trails, we’re careful to follow these Leave No Trace tips. 1.... Read More
Jan 20, 2019
Snowshoe, WV: When you’re cooking dinner or washing dishes at camp, you’re going to have dirty water. Broadcasting is a quick way to dispose of that grey water, dispersing the impact across a wide area. Just strain, stroll and... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
Reno, NV: Climbing areas can receive significant use and so significant impacts. Practicing Leave No Trace ethics while climbing can aid in the conservation of these areas, keep climbing access available, and promote a positive... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
  Public lands are feeling the pain right now. Here’s a look at the role The Center is playing in getting Leave No Trace information into the hands of those that need it most during the shutdown:     A Leave No Trace team will... Read More