Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 15, 2017
Yosemite Valley, CA: The technology-in-the-outdoors debate is alive and thriving. Since cell phones have become a part of our daily lives people have been asking how far is too far? When does technology start taking precious time from the present... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
Moab, UT: Over the past year, the most common piece of trash that we have found outside is the single use plastic water bottle.This seemingly harmless bottle quickly turns in to 3 pieces of trash - the bottle itself, the label, and the cap. Tiny... Read More
Apr 09, 2017
Midpines, CA: Dirty dishwater and soaps can pollute our rivers, lakes, and streams, which is why Leave No Trace always recommends doing your dishes away from water sources. In the Skills Series video below, we’ll teach you the 4-Bucket dish system... Read More
Apr 09, 2017
Boulder, CO:  The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly. It is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through targeted education,... Read More
Apr 02, 2017
Jasper, AR:  Have you been to America's First National River? The Buffalo National River is located in Arkansas and is one of the most beautiful rivers in the country.  Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is... Read More
Mar 31, 2017
Lone Pine, CA: As the snow melts, camping season is starting to pick up across the U.S.  Packing up the car and hitting the open road this weekend is a ticket to freedom and exploration. You have all of the basic necessities, a stove, cooler, tent... Read More
Mar 28, 2017
Flagstaff, AZ:  When we go over to a friend's place for a visit, it's generally polite to bring some snacks or refreshments.  However, when visiting the homes of our wildlife friends, it's just the opposite.  Wildlife needs to eat wild things.  When... Read More
Mar 22, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK: Have you ever been to Oklahoma City? Oklahoma City is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Paseo Art District, grain silos repurposed into climbing gyms, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and the Martin Park Nature... Read More
Mar 20, 2017
Fort Pierce, FL: The Indian River Lagoon region has over 7 million visitors every year. The blue waters, and sunny skies make it easy to see why one would love to paddle and visit these waterways. However, with each person visiting this unique... Read More
Mar 18, 2017
Flagstaff, AZ: Let's face it, getting attacked by a bear could ruin your whole trip.   While attacks are rare, bears becoming conditioned to our food is an all too frequent occurrence.  They get into improperly stored food or our trash, and then... Read More