Leave No Trace Blogs

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
Oct 31, 2018
Stephens City, VA: We hike all the time and get a lot of questions about everything we keep on the outside of our daypacks. Check out this video for a tour of what Jessie keeps on her pack for every hike. Keep a bandana tied to your shoulder strap... Read More
Oct 28, 2018
Even Bigfoot needs a vacation every once in a while. And where does he go? The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, that's where!     Have you ever been to this incredible place? Learn how you can Leave No Trace while you are at the Boundary... Read More
Oct 25, 2018
Join Leave No Trace This Saturday in Denver, CO This Saturday, October 27th, Leave No Trace and their partner Coors Light invite you to a river cleanup along Denver's South Platte. The stretch of trail and river in downtown Denver is a great... Read More
Oct 21, 2018
Bryce Canyon, UT: Ever been to the Grand Canyon? How about Yosemite, Devils Tower or Crater Lake? If you appreciate these American all-stars, you can thank Teddy Roosevelt. While president from 1901-1909, Roosevelt designated nearly... Read More
Oct 15, 2018
Moab, UT: When you need to set your tent, wash dishes, or use the bathroom, walk 200 feet from trails and water sources first. 200 feet? That's really far! To demonstrate, here are a few familiar landmarks that don't quite measure... Read More