Leave No Trace Blogs

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
Sep 28, 2016
Madison, WI: You’re getting prepped for your next camping trip. Everything looks great, gear lined up; permits in order, you even have your food shopping done. Then, everything changes. A huge swath of green and blue takes over your weather radar... Read More
Sep 26, 2016
Lopez Island, WA: San Juan County is the first Leave No Trace county in the nation. This designation came about because of a dedicated and passionate group of locals, who wanted to protect and steward these special islands they call home. Today,... Read More
Sep 25, 2016
Las Cruces, NM- Find something cool on an adventure in the outdoors? Here are some things to consider before you take the item from where you found it:   1. Is it an important part of the resource? 2. Does it provide a function in the... Read More
Sep 25, 2016
Las Cruces, NM - Packing out our human waste can be play a critical role in protecting sensitive environments. Using human waste disposal bags is recommended when the soil is too hard, or even too sensitive (think desert and tundra soils) to dig a... Read More
Sep 23, 2016
Decatur, AL: This week from Monday, September 19, 2016 to Monday, September 26, 2016 Leave No Trace is hosting a Hot Spot at Delano Park in Decatur, Alabama. There have been several events already ranging from Fitness Night in Delano Park (where... Read More
Sep 21, 2016
River Falls, WI: The Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a two-day field intensive course that provides students with outdoor ethics and skills in an experiential learning environment. While working hands on, students can expect to learn how to... Read More
Sep 20, 2016
Lopez Island, WA: Ever have a fire that produces more smoke than heat?  Here's a better way to build your campfire, while minimizing your campfire impacts.   Remember to always have some water nearby and drown your fire before heading to bed.  Have... Read More
Sep 18, 2016
Nashville, TN: Do you know how to dispose of your human waste when in the outdoors? Here are the general guidelines on how to dispose of waste properly when in the outdoors: Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash... Read More