Leave No Trace in Every Park Citizen Science Project

A Citizen Science pilot project has been scheduled for the summer of 2018 A grant from the U.S. Forest Service will help fund the project in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Read more about this exciting development in the Leave No Trace Citizen Science program:

Leave No Trace Launches Citizen Science Monitoring Program 

Leave No Trace’s Citizen Science program builds a community of people working together to gather information and build an outdoor ethic that protects natural areas for future generations. Using technology, participants can access a Citizen Science curriculum and learn how to carefully record observations about the places they visit. The collected information is shared with land managers and other stakeholders, providing useful insights on the ways that human activities impact particular places, and the ways that Leave No Trace can lessen those impacts. 


The process should take five-seven minutes, and all of the information is anonymous. The Center is striving for the greatest extent of accuracy as possible so we have a framework to contact and further develop programs with participating areas, strengthen the Center’s inventory, and fully understand the extent of the great Leave No Trace education happening in your community. 

Thank you for your time as a Leave No Trace Citizen Scientist. We look forward to your participation. If you have questions, please contact Faith@LNT.org.

 Click here to participate! 

Below is a map with all of the parks, forests and protected areas that our citizen scientists have have reported on thus far. Click each marker to see the corresponding protected area. 


Thank you KEEN for your support of the Leave No Trace in Every Park Citizen Science project!