Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 03, 2016
Dawsonville, GA: What is the, "duff"? Duff, is the layer of ground made up of leaves, sticks, and loose organic soil. This layer of duff can be easily compacted by tents at campsites. Avoid leaving your mark by fluffing the duff after your stay,... Read More
Mar 29, 2016
Springfield, MO--Springtime invites you to take advantage of the sunshine and dancing waterways; but after a day of paddling, don't forget to clean your bottom!   Your boat's bottom, that is.  Giving your boat a good scrub before heading back home... Read More
Mar 29, 2016
Dawsonville, GA: Birds are singing, leaves are budding, and the falls are flowing. The changing of seasons here at Amicalola Falls State Park is the signal for some to start a huge endeavor, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 80 miles of... Read More
Mar 25, 2016
Kernville, CA: The Kern River Valley is being loved to death by visitors. With over 500,000 people coming to the valley each year, it’s become imperative to reach visitors with Leave No Trace education. With this thought in mind, Gary Ananian,... Read More
Mar 24, 2016
Hueco Tanks State Park, TX; Enjoy our video on how to minimize your impacts while bouldering.  Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West... Read More
Mar 21, 2016
Isabella Lake, CA:  The 2016 Hot Spots are off to an amazing start at the Kern River in California.  Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett worked tirelessly to educate tourists on outdoor ethics.  Read the full article here. 
Mar 20, 2016
Springfield, MO: Excited for hammocking season, but worried about the impact of your hammock's straps on the trees?  Practice this simple tree-friendly tip on your next hammocking excursion to help reduce your impact. Steps: Collect a handful of... Read More
Mar 19, 2016
Jacksonville, FL: When you head out into the backcountry do you bring along a repair kit? We do, but we always look for ways to cut the weight and bulk out of our packs. Trekking poles offer a perfect place to store a repair kit staple, duct tape.... Read More
Mar 16, 2016
Boulder, Co:  Earlier this month the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, East Central Team, held a workshop at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and participated in a service project for the preserve.  Along with Leave No Trace,... Read More
Mar 15, 2016
Boulder, CO: Test your knowledge on Leave No Trace backcountry recommendations.   Thanks for taking our quiz and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central... Read More