Leave No Trace Blogs

Sep 29, 2011
Earlier this year, we met Buckeye Flash, who was planning on hiking the Appalachian Trail. He completed his journey earlier this month and we asked him to explain how he used Leave No Trace while on the trail: On March 22, 2011, I began my... Read More
Sep 06, 2011
Glacier National Park, MT - Last week, Team West had the opportunity to venture into the backcountry of Glacier National Park for a 5-day trip. Backcountry trips usually take an incredible amount of preparation and in Glacier one of the... Read More
Aug 24, 2011
Leave No Trace – Minimizing the spread of invasive species in firewood The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has recently implemented new content to address the issue of invasive species being transported in firewood. Most people are aware... Read More
Jun 27, 2011
As we are in the midst of camping and hiking season, it’s important to remember how we can minimize our impact on the wildlife that we encounter in the outdoors—particularly in regards to food and trash. At parks and natural areas where there... Read More
Jun 20, 2011
From Seminole County Florida...
Jun 02, 2011
Dear Education Department, I just went canyoneering for the first time a couple weeks ago. While we were in there, we were wondering just how exactly one goes to the bathroom in a canyon. Is there any other answer besides a WAG Bag or Restop? It... Read More
May 24, 2011
As Traveling Trainers, we understand the importance of consistently having kids actively engaged in our workshops. By having kids saying, hearing, seeing, and doing, the retention rate of the information will be much higher. Since 2001, Leave... Read More
May 05, 2011
We often receive questions about soap use in the outdoors, more specifically, how damaging or not “biodegradable" or castile soap is to the environment.Our take on the situation is as follows:Generally speaking, getting any soap in a water source is... Read More
Apr 27, 2011
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puPjqEqHgio] The number one reason for species extinction worldwide is due to habitat loss. The number two reason is the spread of invasive species. Invasive species are non-indigenous species (e.g. plants... Read More
Apr 25, 2011
Leave No Trace – Be ready to get muddy! What effect does a footstep have? The answer is, it depends. A footstep means different things to a tree sapling and meadow grass, to leaf litter and cryptobiotic soil, to a gravely riverbank and muddy... Read More