Hot Spots

The Hot Spots Program identifies areas suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities that can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions. Each location receives a unique blend of education programs, service projects, follow-up programs and more. The result is areas on the road to a healthy and sustainable recovery with site-specific Leave No Trace tools in place.

We are accepting nominations for 2019 Hot Spots now through May 31st. 

Hot Spot Nominations & Criteria

Feb. 8th - 11th | Indian River Lagoon (Revisit) | Fort Pierce, FL

Mar. 5th - 12th | Escalante Interagency Visitor Center | Escalante, UT 

June 11th - 18th | City of Lansing Parks | Lansing, MI

June 14th - 17th | Mt. Bierstadt (Revisit) | Georgetown, CO 

June 25th - July 2nd | Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge | Queens, NY

June 25th - July 2nd | South Colony Lakes; Sangre de Cristo Wilderness | Duncan, CO 

July 2nd - 9th | Blue Lakes; Mt. Sneffels Wilderness | Ouray, CO 

July 9th - 16th | Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge | Winona, MN

July 23rd - 30th | Lassen Volcanic National Park | Mineral, CA

Aug. 4th - 7th | Conundrum Hot Springs (Revisit) | Aspen, CO 

Aug. 6th - 13th | Monarch Crest Trail | Salida, CO

Aug. 20th - 27th | C&O Canal National Historical Park | Williamsport, MD

Aug. 20th - 27th | Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | Munising, MI

Aug. 27th - Sept. 3rd | Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument | Cochiti, NM 

Sept. 10th - 17th | Superior Hiking Trail | Duluth, MN 

Sept. 17th - 24th | Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge | Lloyd Harbor, NY

Sept. 24th - Oct. 1st | Cossatot River State Park Natural Area | Wickes, AR

Oct. 18th - 21st | Bayou Teche National Historic Paddle Trail (Revisit) | Baton Rouge, LA

Oct. 29th - Nov. 5th | Breakneck Ridge & Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve | Beacon, NY

Oct. 29th - Nov. 5th | Delta National Forest | Rolling Fork, MS

Hot Spot Criteria and Nominations

Special thanks to KEEN and REI for their support of the Leave No Trace Hot Spot Program!