Leave No Trace Blogs

Oct 24, 2016
Phoenix, AZ - While hiking on the trail is extremely important in desert areas with living biological soil, hikers can also have a serious impact on sensitive flora wherever they are. From the alpine to lowland meadows and riparian areas, our... Read More
Oct 20, 2016
Comfort, TX - Our four teams of Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spend an entire year on the road, traveling the country to educate outdoor enthusiasts about enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Life on the road involves camping some 250... Read More
Oct 20, 2016
Daleville, VA: Did you know it's firewood awareness month? Firewood Awareness Month’s primary goal is to raise public awareness about firewood movement as a forest pest and disease pathway.  Leave No Trace educates about firewood awareness on a... Read More
Oct 19, 2016
Phoenix, AZ: Leave No Trace is a movement of educators, explorers, volunteers, land managers and partners. Together, we are working hard to keep our outdoor spaces pristine and wild for generations to come. One of those partners, Deuter, helps the... Read More
Oct 16, 2016
Sugar Grove, VA: Principle 4 of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles is: Leave What You Find. When we speak about Principle 4 it usually pertains to: Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.... Read More
Oct 13, 2016
Moab, UT: Biological soil crust, also known as cryptobiotic soil, is the foundation of desert plant life. This black, knobby crust is made up of many different living organisms and plays a vital role in maintaining the desert eco-system. However,... Read More
Oct 09, 2016
San Antonio, TX: Llama in North America The llama, native to the high puna of the South American Andes, is a relative newcomer to North America. The importation of llamas to North America in the 1800s was only common for zoo and... Read More
Oct 09, 2016
Boone, NC: It can be hard to Leave What You Find  sometimes. When we enjoy the outdoors sometimes we find cool stuff. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recommends that it is best for nature and for future generations if we leave the cool... Read More
Oct 07, 2016
San Antonio, TX - Burning trash or food in your campfire has negative consequences for the health of humans, animals, and plants alike. Unfortunately, we encounter burned trash in campfire pits all too often. Cigarette butts, plastic cups, foil,... Read More
Oct 05, 2016
Columbus, OH: Doing the dishes is a dirty proposition but it doesn't have to be difficult. Check out the video to learn a quick and simple way to wash dishes while front country camping. Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team... Read More