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Destination Stewardship News: January Edition

Mark Eller - January 26, 2024

Join Us for the Leave No Trace Summit in Boulder, Colorado, October 7-9

This fall, we hope you’ll join Leave No Trace supporters from around the world in Boulder, Colorado, for a celebration of 30 years at the forefront of the outdoor stewardship movement. The summit will feature learning, networking, and social opportunities. Sustainable tourism will be a top-level theme throughout the three-day program. Visit the summit webpages, and inquire about sponsorship opportunities by messaging [email protected]


Winter Recreation is Growing Fast — We Have Resources for Addressing its Impacts

The Sports and Fitness Industry Association recently pointed to data suggesting that winter activities like alpine ski touring, winter fat biking, and backcountry snowboarding are all seeing strongth participation growth. Our friends at Recreate Responsibly have shared these winter recreation tips, and Leave No Trace offers original research and resources to boost sustainability in cold climes.


Leave No Trace Announces Spotlights Locations for 2024 

The Spotlight program brings together our shared love for the outdoors with a dedication to preserving its well-being and beauty. In 2024, we will conduct at least 18 of these inspiring events. Tourism professionals, land managers, and ordinary citizens are all welcome to attend and experience Leave No Trace in action. If your DMO is close to one of these Spotlights please let us know by messaging [email protected].


In the News

  • Visit Bend (Oregon) was named the 2023 Leave No Trace Partner of the Year in the Sustainable Tourism category — watch this great video to learn more.
  • In Laguna Beach, California, a Leave No Trace education campaign inspired this informative video.
  • According to the US Travel Association, more than 90 percent of travelers desire more sustainable options — view their travel sustainability web resources.
  • Leave No Trace collaborates with Matador Network to develop compelling messaging — check out their video storybook featuring top destinations for responsible travel.

Learn more about how incorporating Leave No Trace benefits destination marketing organizations, hospitality professionals, and other members of the tourism industry.

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