Leave No Trace Blogs

May 27, 2015
Are you preparing for your first camping trip of the summer?  Take a second to brush up on your Leave No Trace knowledge with these camping basics from Gear Patrol.  This article features the Center's Education Director, Ben Lawhon!    
May 24, 2015
Multnomah Falls, OR: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers were at Multnomah Falls, a towering 611-foot-tall cascade of icy water, this Memorial Day Weekend. Only a short drive away from Portland, the Falls receives over 2 million visitors... Read More
May 21, 2015
Yosemite National Park, California: This past weekend the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers attended the Access Fund’s Climbing Stewardship Training in the most beautiful setting imaginable, Yosemite. The Access Fund is a non-profit advocacy... Read More
May 15, 2015
Festival season is upon us and this year many non-profits are taking the lead on leaving less of an impact on festival sites.  What Leave No Trace principles do you plan on following when you attend music festivals this summer?  Read the full... Read More
May 13, 2015
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon: Last summer the National Park Service banned the use of drones (unmanned aircraft) in all of their 84 million acres which include: parks, monuments, historic sites, and seashores Drone use has been banned due to safety... Read More
May 11, 2015
Vandalism continues to be a major problem in parks.  Which of the Seven Principles does this issue conflict with?  Read the full article here.    
May 07, 2015
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon: This past weekend the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers attended the 23rd annual Spring Thing trail cleaning/building day at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. Smith Rock is a climbers dream area;... Read More
May 01, 2015
San Francisco's Dolores Park is currently facing some challenges concerning trash and visitors.  In order to take on these challenges San Francisco's Parks Department has contracted Leave No Trace to consult this "culture problem".  Check out this... Read More
Apr 28, 2015
Zion National Park, Utah: Wildflowers are blooming, cactus and other plants dot the hillsides and cliffs, and everything from bighorn sheep down to chipmunks find food and shelter in Zion. It is amazing how full of life the desert is when you think... Read More
Apr 27, 2015
Whether it is camping, hunting, or simply enjoying the view, everyone should be able to enjoy being outside in a pristine setting.  Check out this article concerning Leave No Trace for hunters written by our Wyoming State Advocate, Sara Kirol ! ... Read More

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