Leave No Trace Blogs

Jul 21, 2016
The places we gather to celebrate art, life, and music are special places that receive a great deal of impact from our festivities.  Teams of volunteers and staff work hard to clean up the grounds every morning after the late night shows.   So... Read More
Jul 16, 2016
Woodstock, MD: How would it make you feel to lose all of the trees in your backyard? Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people who live in areas where the emerald ash borer has spread. Originally from Asia, the emerald ash borer was likely... Read More
Jul 12, 2016
Chardon, OH: It's summertime and everyone is getting outside. Make sure to enjoy your world on durable surfaces! Principle 2 - Travel on Durable Surfaces Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces - Overview: - Durable surfaces include... Read More
Jul 11, 2016
Bend, OR:   We had a blast hitting the river, dancing, climbing, and mountain biking at the 2016 Subaru of Bend Outside Games.  With so much to do in the mountains and on the river here, folks are awesome about sharing the trails and sharing the... Read More
Jul 06, 2016
Minneapolis, MN: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we spend 250+ nights a year camping.  To be successful at our jobs we must plan ahead and prepare on a regular basis.  We use the Seven Principles in our daily life to make a... Read More
Jul 04, 2016
Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia National Park was nominated for a 2016 Hot Spot, these are public areas that are in danger of being loved to death by recreation. As more and more people are going to visit Acadia National Park it is imperative that we, as... Read More
Jun 29, 2016
Harpers Ferry, WV:  How to use the Leave No Trace Seven Principles when visiting parks! 2016 is the centennial of the National Park System and Leave No Trace wants to help you get outside and enjoy your world!  In the summer months millions of... Read More
Jun 22, 2016
Slim Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, MN: Do you like to enjoy the outdoors in an area where there is a potential for bears? Leave No Trace has a variety of techniques to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity safely while in bear country.  The sixth... Read More
Jun 21, 2016
Snowmass, CO- Spring and early summer runoff means sticking to the trail and getting those boots dirty! Protect trailside plants and prevent widening trails by walking through mud and not around it. This Tech Tip brought to you by Donielle and... Read More
Jun 20, 2016
Bend, OR: It's been a week since Team West wrapped up the Lake Tahoe Hot Spot, but the energy and momentum from the event is still buzzing! Take a look at some of the highlights from an inspiring week of Leave No Trace, teaching, service, and... Read More

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