Leave No Trace Blogs

Nov 26, 2013
It happens every day–millions of Americans venture outdoors to take advantage of our nation’s vast system of public lands. Whether it’s a day hike, a picnic, an overnight camping trip or just a chance to walk the dog, Americans spend countless hours... Read More
Nov 14, 2013
As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we focus heavily on the Leave No Trace principle Respect Wildlife. When we talk about how to minimize our impacts on wildlife, we stress both keeping food and trash away from wildlife, as well as staying a... Read More
Sep 27, 2013
The season for winter recreation is here! It is time to get out the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to go out and enjoy the resorts and backcountry areas we love. Whether it is a day at your local slopes or a backcounty trip spent skiing to a hut... Read More
Aug 08, 2013
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces involves making the best decision you can to lesson the impact your campsite will have on an area. You want to make sure that you are 200 feet from water and trails in the Backcountry, when selecting a site. In... Read More
Jul 03, 2013
How do you approach someone that is doing something that is, “Less than Leave No Trace”, maybe they are littering, feeding wildlife, carving their name into a tree, or taking an antler shed out of the environment. Whatever the issue is, there is a... Read More
Jun 20, 2013
Hunting is a great American pastime and helped shape many of our first public lands.  Hunting has the potential to be very impactful on the environment if individuals are careless with their actions.  The Leave No Trace Principles for Hunting cover... Read More
Apr 18, 2013
Roaring River State Park, Missouri: This past weekend we spent time fishing and hiking at a trout stocked, spring fed river in Missouri. Missouri State Parks stocks the Roaring River with up to 1,400 rainbow and brown trout on busy weekends for the... Read More
Apr 05, 2013
Carlsbad Caverns, Arizona: Caves are one of nature’s most amazing environments to explore and challenge oneself in. Unfortunately, visitors to caves can have an impact on the fragile features and wildlife that exists under our feet. If people use... Read More
Mar 28, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina: Over the past few weeks we have traveled through the Southeast along the coastlines of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The wildlife, sandy beaches, and recreational activities have been a treat for two people that... Read More
Mar 21, 2012
While most people familiar with Leave No Trace generally do not burn trash, those who are uninformed occasionally (or perhaps more often) burn trash in their campfire. While this seemingly innocent act may not cause seemingly significant immediate... Read More