Leave No Trace Blogs

Jul 21, 2018
Mount Shasta, CA: Toilet paper on the sides of trails or in camp areas can certainly ruin your day. Visitors often recreate to experience an aloneness in the outdoors and nothing ruins that feeling of being away from others quite like seeing the... Read More
Jul 13, 2018
For the majority of educators working with youth this summer, you’re just about to reach the halfway point in your summer. Refresh your Leave No Trace educator toolkit and finish out the summer strong with these five recommendations:   1.      Cycle... Read More
Jul 13, 2018
This year’s Hot Spot nominations included over 120 landscapes across the country and even the world. In many ways, all of these locations were very deserving and clearly have passionate stewards looking out for them—this made the decision very... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
Elkhart, IN: Living on the road and traveling campground to campground, we unfortunately see a great deal of litter. Whether we are in the mountains of New Hampshire or the beaches of North Carolina, there are a few types of trash... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
Boulder, CO: The National Park Service was founded over a century ago to preserve and share with future generations our historic, cultural, natural and scenic treasures that embody our American legacy. As national parks continue... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
Denver, Colorado: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is joining forces with technology giant Google for the Summer Show at Outdoor Retailer, North America’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry. The Access Fund will also be joining... Read More
Jul 11, 2018
Boulder, Colorado: Recently, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics staff ventured away from our desks to catch a matinee showing of a film with the familiar-sounding title. Leave No Trace the movie is a compelling... Read More
Jul 08, 2018
Ithaca, New York: Public lands are a massive source of drinking water in the United States. 180 million Americans get their drinking water from National Forest lands alone. Not only are we drinking this water, wildlife and... Read More
Jul 07, 2018
Lansing, MI: Lansing City Parks are a lot of things. They’re cool swimming pools. And favorite fishing spots. Lansing City Parks are the heart of the city.  They’re playgrounds, kayak trips, and basketball courts for shooting hoops. ... Read More
Jul 01, 2018
Ridgway, CO: The first principle of Leave No Trace is Plan Ahead and Prepare. We often talk about this principle as setting one up for success to be able to practice the other six Leave No Trace principles (i.e. if you're prepared with a trowel, you... Read More