Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 01, 2011
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Parks Service Announces All Trails To Be Paved By 2015 Washington, D.C. - April 1, 2011 A spokesperson for the U.S. Parks Service announced a new plan today to minimize the impacts of millions of... Read More
Feb 22, 2011
Since leaving Boulder a few weeks ago, we have been asked numerous times a common question: "Is it really that big of a deal if I toss a banana peel out the car window, or leave my orange peels under a rock while on a hike?" As an organization, we... Read More
Feb 09, 2011
My friend Emily recently visited Kathmandu, Nepal and the Khumbu Valley at the base of Mt. Everest as part of an expedition for The North Face. Herself, along with TNF athletes Matt Segal and Cedar Wright went to the Khumbu Climbing School to... Read More
Dec 20, 2010
Thanks to all of you who posted comments on our recent Facebook question: Is it ever OK to burn trash in your campfire? Why or why not? How many of us have seen a trashed fire ring? Trash begets trash. It's just a fact. Ideally, all trash should... Read More
Dec 06, 2010
Thanks to all of you who posted comments on our recent Facebook question: Which area of your camp receives the most use –sleeping area or kitchen? Generally speaking, the camp kitchen receives more impact than sleeping areas. While there are... Read More
Nov 22, 2010
Taking a lunch break off the trail, on a durable surface (being careful about water impacts) in the High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack Park, NY. Photo Credit - Ben Lawhon   Thanks to all of you who posted comments on our recent Facebook... Read More
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