Leave No Trace Blogs

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
Aug 25, 2016
Custer, SD: Macroinvertebrates are the building blocks of healthy streams. Tiny creatures like the Stonefly Nymph and Mayfly Nymph live under rocks and logs in rivers, lakes, and streams. Macroinvertebrates are called indicator species because their... Read More
Aug 23, 2016
Portland, OR: Every summer, wildfires sweep across our nation putting public lands, firefighters, and homes at risk. While some fires start naturally, many are caused by humans. Minimize Fire Impacts by trying out one of these fun, campfire... Read More
Aug 23, 2016
St. Louis, MO: We believe that all time spent outside is a good thing.  This summer Pokemon Go was introduced to the world.  This game, described by many as digital geocaching for kids, has taken the world by storm and caught many off guard.  We... Read More
Aug 22, 2016
Moab, UT: Red, hot, and absolutely spectacular; southeastern Utah is a destination for any bucket list. When planning for your trip to this arid environment, there are a few important factors to take into consideration. Check out the video to learn... Read More
Aug 19, 2016
Davenport, IA: Leave No Trace partners with groups to foster a responsible outdoor ethic.  Our partners keep Leave No Trace thriving around the world. There are various levels of partnerships that support Leave No Trace.  The Appalachian Trail... Read More
Aug 18, 2016
South Lake Tahoe, CA: We got a chance to hang out with the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association on their first service trail of the season.  In collaboration with the Forest Service, hundreds of community volunteers have worked hard to reroute the... Read More