Leave No Trace Blogs

Mar 18, 2017
San Marcos, TX: Flowing from artesian springs, the picturesque San Marcos River emerges out of the Edwards Aquifer, forming Spring Lake and flowing south to ultimately join the Blanco River and the Guadalupe River 75 miles downstream. The San Marcos... Read More
Mar 14, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK: Do you know the yield triangle? In this video you can find out more about the seventh Leave No Trace Principle, Be Considerate of Others.  We all enjoy the outdoors and even though we may do different activities to enjoy the... Read More
Mar 09, 2017
Boulder, CO: On Monday, April 17th throughout Earth Week, Leave No Trace is starting an Instagram movement encouraging people to post a picture of themselves picking up trash outdoors. By sharing a fun photo outside, our hope is that more people... Read More
Mar 08, 2017
Brevard, NC: The winter winds are still afloat, even with a warm summer’s breeze meandering aloft in the Pisgah high country. The mountains are beautiful here; rivers with tumbling waterfalls, cascading over rock ledges. Pines and rhododendrons are... Read More
Mar 05, 2017
Big Bend, TX: In the early days of national parks, bears were treated as amusement for visitors. In the case of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Sequoia National Park, as well as others, piles of visitor food and trash were placed in an open space and... Read More
Mar 04, 2017
Austin, TX: The fourth principle of Leave No Trace is to Leave What You Find.  In this addition of the Leave No Trace Skills Series we talk about how to stop the spread of invasive species through the cleaning of outdoor gear.  What is an invasive... Read More
Mar 01, 2017
Albuquerque, NM: In 2016, Leave No Trace created a curriculum using several diverse and holistic approaches in order to maximize the program's impact on youth: experiential education, independent practice, skill mastery, interactive resources, K-8... Read More
Mar 01, 2017
Flagstaff, AZ: We recently participated in the Grand Canyon Hiking Guides Seminar where one of the Leave No Trace issues that came up was proper headlamp etiquette. Rangers and guides both shared stories of being blinded by visitors... Read More
Feb 26, 2017
Sedona, AZ:  When it comes to properly disposing of human waste, there are four objectives to consider. 1.  Minimize water contamination 2. Minimize social and aesthetic impacts 3.  Minimize the spread of... Read More
Feb 18, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ: Disposing of waste properly is an important part of every outdoor adventure, especially when it comes to disposing of our human waste. In this Skill Series video, we will discuss why human waste is a problem, the four... Read More