Leave No Trace Blogs

Jan 14, 2019
What to do when you see less than Leave No Trace happening in national parks while park staff isn't present.  January 14, 2017: Boulder, CO. The government shutdown has garnered the unfortunate distinction of being the longest in... Read More
Jan 11, 2019
Reno, NV: Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature, but it can also make your favorite outdoor spaces even more susceptible to harmful impacts. Here are 5 things you should always consider on a winter trip to help... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
You’ve read the disturbing stories reported from our national parks, now that the partial government shutdown has moved into January. The situation is serious: Wildlife picking through bins piled high with trash, latrines overflowing with waste and... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
2018 was a big year for Leave No Trace, thanks to you. Throughout the year, several of America's favorite lands were restored through Leave No Trace Hot Spots, millions of people were reached with Leave No Trace education in the U.S. alone, and... Read More
Jan 07, 2019
Boulder, CO Calling all kids! This new year we're giving YOU the Leave No Trace skills to press pause on your screens and hit play on the outdoors. Are you with us? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... 1.  Find out what it means to... Read More
Jan 02, 2019
Frostburg, MD: While we’re bummed the government is shut down, we’re glad that many of our national parks and other public lands have remained open to the public. The trouble is, almost all park workers are furloughed, and... Read More
Dec 13, 2018
As the year winds down, we must say a huge thanks to all of you: our members, supporters, partners and followers who ensure that Leave No Trace is able to grow and thrive. In particular, we have two special awards and thanks to give to our Champion... Read More
Dec 13, 2018
There's an old saying: "it takes a village to raise a child." In the case of Leave No Trace Hot Spots the proverbial "children" are our cherished parks, forests and protected areas. While high-level management and decision making generally... Read More
Dec 12, 2018
Every Leave-No-Tracer should be aware of these exciting developments from 2018. Let us know which one means the most to you so that we can do the best job possible delivering information that is important to you. Share your thoughts in the comments... Read More
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