Leave No Trace Blogs

Sep 05, 2016
Two Medicine, MT: Ready for a trip into the mountains? Sometimes getting time off from work means planning that trip months in advance. Then, when the week is finally here, the weather is looking iffy at best. Keeping a backpack waterproof doesn't... 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
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
Aug 13, 2016
Cannon Beach, OR - The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, a breeze ruffles the shore grasses, and buffs the golden sand. Kids fly kites in the evening light while horseback riders splash through the waves. One by one, oysters pop open on the coals and... Read More
Aug 11, 2016
Damascus, VA: What is Leave No Trace? We are the member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics that teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands... Read More
Aug 04, 2016
Fayetteville, WV:  Are you going on a trip to enjoy the outdoors where bathrooms are not available? Have you thought about what to do with your human waste? One way to deal with human waste is digging a cat hole. Check it out:   Dealing with human... Read More