Leave No Trace Blogs

Sep 15, 2016
San Juan Island, WA: Growing up on the coast, we remember building countless beach forts as kids. We loved letting our imaginations run wild as we piled up driftwood into fortresses, castles, and hidden caves. Looking back, these long days spent on... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
Custer, SD: On a cool summer evening with the last strokes of daylight touching the treetops, small darting silhouettes gracefully streak between the pines. Diving, twisting, soaring, and zipping through the darkening sky, bats are masters of the... Read More
Sep 08, 2016
La Crosse, WI: Do you know what a durable surface is, or why durable surfaces are an important factor to enjoying the outdoors? WHAT IS A DURABLE SURFACE? Durability refers to the ability of surfaces or vegetation to withstand wear... Read More
Sep 07, 2016
Boulder, CO: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, our national mobile education program, are heading your way! The following is a list of training and outreach events they will be attending across the country over the fall months. Come test... Read More
Sep 06, 2016
Mt. Vernon, WA: More and more people are getting outside, which is awesome! Connecting with nature is often the first step in cultivating a lifelong sense of stewardship. It also means that Leave No Trace education is more important than ever. Help... Read More
Sep 05, 2016
Two Medicine, MT: Ready for a trip into the mountains? Sometimes getting time off from work means planning that trip months in advance. Then, when the week is finally here, the weather is looking iffy at best. Keeping a backpack waterproof doesn't... Read More
Sep 05, 2016
Spearfish, SD- At Leave No Trace we love sharing tips and gear items that make it easier to practice Leave No Trace, at the same time, we never want people to think the only way to practice Leave No Trace is by purchasing expensive items. In the... Read More
Sep 01, 2016
Des Moines, IA - Do you love to get out on the water and enjoy the outdoors? We do! Here is how to incorporate the Leave No Trace Seven Principles while on your next paddling trip.  Check out the science behind the Seven Principles to see why we... Read More
Sep 01, 2016
Custer, SD: Often in our travels the first thing that people think about when we discuss Leave No Trace is trash. While Leave No Trace encompasses so much more than just litter, it is still an important issue and a worthwhile discussion. Trash... Read More
Aug 31, 2016
Vernal, UT: We turn a corner of box elder trees, scanning the cliff walls for signs of pictographs. Finally, Emy spots a ruddy streak on a tan rock panel. We follow the trail closer and see red depictions of four warriors staring back at us from... Read More