Trainer Courses

Leave No Trace – Trainer Course

Leave No Trace Trainer Course at Wind Wolves Preserve!!!

Fee: $108/$128 (UCSB Students/All others)

Become a Leave No Trace Trainer!!!

Learn to practice and be certified to teach outdoor wilderness ethics!!!

UCSB Adventure Programs is proud to offer Leave No Trace Trainer courses taught by one of our Master Educators. This 16 hour course may consist of a brief classroom or zoom portion with your instructor, followed by a weekend overnight camping trip to the Wind Wolves Preserve, part of the Wildlands Conservancy. Wind Wolves Preserve is in an ecologically unique region where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert and San Joaquin Valley influences >converge. Due to elevation ranges from 640 to 6,005 feet, the Preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats that serve as a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor between the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada. To learn more about the Wildlands Conservancy and Wind Wolves Preserve please visit their website:

Our goal is for participants to finish the course feeling confident in their abilities to minimize outdoor impacts and pass those skills on to others.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course Certificate of Completion requires 16 hours in the field and a recommended overnight camping experience

For more information on Leave No Trace and the Trainer course, check out the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ website at

Fee covers Leave No Trace instruction, group breakfasts and dinners while camping, round trip transportation to and from UCSB Rec Cen and the outdoor location, group cooking equipment, and guides. You provide your own lunches and personal gear. Rental information available.

Course meets at 11am on first day at the Rec Cen and tentatively returns to UCSB by 6pm on the last day.

To be placed on the waitlist for any of our full trips or classes please email 
[email protected]
Be sure to include

  • The exact name and date of the trip or class for which you would like to be waitlisted
  • Your Name
  • Your contact info including email and phone

Notes on COVID policy :

·         *(Green Badge) compliant and showing proof of ID will be necessary. Please see below.

Without exception all participants will be required to:

  • Present a valid Access Card or Campus ID Card or proof of vaccine and ID at Rec Cen front desk and/or the class
  • Present a current Green Badge from the UCSB Student Health  at Rec Cen front desk and/or the class
  • NON-UCSB folks will be required to show proof of full vaccination (a picture on your phone is fine), wear a mask indoors, and fill out the  On-Demand Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey

    It can take over an hour for the on demand screening to process to generate an email, so do this LONG BEFORE you arrive on campus.

  • Wear a facial covering without a one way valve (when not on the water) IF you are NOT vaccinated or are indoors* (*prior to 3/19/22)
  • Practice 6′ distancing when possible.
  • For Campus Requirements and Membership Eligibility please see details here:

A portion of course fees help to offset the costs of running service-oriented outdoor community based programming as well as help to fund more opportunities to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in Adventure Programs.

Registration Link: Please Click Here

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