Leave No Trace Blogs

Sep 13, 2007
Two days ago, reflections were made on an ancient Chinese proverb. Upon reading this posting, I was reminded of recent experience with another well known saying, “Preaching to the Choir.” This familiar adage was thrown out to a crowd of 150... Read More
Sep 12, 2007
- Director of Wellness at a North Mississippi Medical Center who is active in her local school system. - 24 charter school students in inner-city LA participating in an experiential environmental studies program.     - Wilderness... Read More
Sep 11, 2007
Like me, you have probably come into contact with a dozen variations of the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” Most recently, I read this proverb in a New York Times article... Read More
Sep 10, 2007
As I sit on the plane returning from lovely and historic Williamsburg, VA and the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) conference, I’ve had an abundance of time to reflect on my experience mixing and mingling with State Park... Read More
Sep 07, 2007
Status: Leaves very little trace   Recent trip: Camping at Great Sand Dunes National Park     Favorite outfit during trip: Tutu with optional sun hat     Favorite way to see the dunes: Running, running, running... Read More
Sep 07, 2007
Recently, I traveled to the great state of New Mexico to walk the streets of Santa Fe. After getting my fill of art galleries, eateries, and shopping I decided to take a hike on the nearby trails to stretch my legs and have the opportunity to look... Read More
Sep 04, 2007
Thousands, if not millions, of people flocked to the outdoors this Labor Day weekend, marking another summer's end drawing near. I found myself with a co-worker at the JazzAspen festival in Snowmass, Colorado, enjoying good music and mountain air... Read More
Aug 30, 2007
Question: What do the following individuals share in common? A 14-year old Girl Scout in Fairfax, Virginia A middle-aged father with 4 kids, who enjoys a good game of golf A college student from Hong Kong A corporate lawyer in... Read More
Aug 30, 2007
Concerned about the environmental integrity of the Hawaii Superferry, the first passenger-vehicle ferry service between the Hawaiian Islands, protesters in kayaks, surf boards and canoes blocked the ferry's entrance to Maui's Nawiliwili Harbor on... Read More
Aug 28, 2007
This morning, Leave No Trace’s Sara Close and I met with representatives from the Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund has been a Leave No Trace... Read More