Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 28, 2016
Mammoth, CA: True or false - You should walk around a mud puddle to avoid damaging the trails? False. Walking around a mud puddle can lead to trail widening by damaging the vegetation. It is best to walk single file through the mud puddle to protect... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Bishop, CA: Frontcountry areas, like city parks and day use sites, are receiving more and more visitors every year and overall account for 85% of recreational use taking place today. So it’s more important than ever that we practice Leave No Trace... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Lake Sabrina, CA: True! All food scraps, including fruit peels, should be packed out of the backcountry and thrown away in frontcountry environments. But they biodegrade, so why does it matter? Well that’s a good point, however, the likely hood that... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
Columbia, MD: The yield triangle is an illustration depicting the standard of yielding between different user groups while out on a greenway or other multipurpose trail. It is important to respect the yield triangle while out on the trail to be... Read More
Apr 16, 2016
Monterey, CA: Do you know these knots? They may come in handy the next time you go camping. Below we've listed what they are, how to build them and what to use them for.  Square Knot Take two ropes and cross them to form a half knot. Cross them a... Read More
Apr 06, 2016
Rising Fawn, GA--Learn, remember, and teach the Leave No Trace Seven Principles in a fun and interactive way!   Curious about any of the things we mentioned in the video?  Take a walk through some of our other Leave No Trace blogs to learn about... Read More
Apr 05, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: When fishing take care not to introduce non-native species to water sources and surrounding areas. Pack out all un-used bait and dispose of properly. Thoroughly wash all equipment between fishing trips.   Helping keep our... Read More
Apr 04, 2016
Written by: Rob Stephens, Leave No Trace Arkansas State Advocate What comes to mind when you think about the fourth Leave No Trace principle, Leave What You Find or, the Frontcountry version, Leave It as You Find It? I suppose most... Read More
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 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