Leave No Trace Blogs

Nov 15, 2010
What effect does a footstep have? The answer is, it depends. A footstep means different things to a tree sapling and meadow grass, to leaf litter and cryptobiotic soil, to a gravel riverbank and rain forest moss. Unfortunately, trampling causes... Read More
Jul 22, 2010
Learn about wildlife through quiet observation. Do not disturb wildlife or plants just for a "better look". Observe wildlife from a distance so they are not scared or forced to flee. Large groups often cause more damage to the environment and can... Read More
May 12, 2010
According to www.geocaching.com, “Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share... Read More
Nov 10, 2009
Peace Corps volunteers from around the globe have been using Leave No Trace programs for years. Recently we sat down with a volunteer who is extending her relationship with her host country and is very interested in incorporating Leave No Trace in... Read More
Oct 28, 2009
Halloween is just around the corner, but what would the tradition be like without bats, the nocturnal flyers that almost epitomize the holiday? In the Northeastern U.S. a strange disease, known as White Nose Syndrome has been plaguing bats since it... Read More
Oct 15, 2009
Following our last event at Radford University in Radford, VA, we were excited to discover that nearby Blacksburg, VA was celebrating Sustainability Week! As part of the celebration, a local theater was showing the documentary No Impact Man. This... Read More
Aug 31, 2009
Make no mistake, pet waste is an issue in the out-of-doors. Particularly when it's not dealt with properly. As more and more people and their pets enjoy the outdoors, the problem just keeps growing. For example, City of Boulder (CO) Open Space and... Read More
Aug 26, 2009
Good morning! Yesterday, my coworker Catherine and I met with Denver Parks and Recreation. They are interested in incorporating Leave No Trace district wide into their Ranger Program. These urban Park Rangers patrol acres of green space attached to... Read More
Jul 21, 2009
My son caught the fever. He caught a little rainbow trout in Wyoming last week, and now he just wants to go fishing. He was shown how to gut the fish, held its still-twitching stomach in his hand, got grossed out and then ate it for his dinner. I... Read More
Jan 22, 2008
Sin Dejar Huellas is Leave No Trace in Spanish. Welcome to the beginning of a new chapter in the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Read below for details about our new educational programs…in both English and Spanish. Bienvenidos al... Read More