Hot Spots


Hot Spots is a critical initiative for areas suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities. Though damaged, these areas can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions. 

Each chosen location receives a unique, site-specific blend of training, expert consulting, education programs for youth and adults, service projects, monitoring programs and more. The result is sustainable outdoor areas that are on the road to a healthy recovery with new, custom Leave No Trace educational programs and tools in place.

Delta National Forest | Rolling Fork, MS

Indian River Lagoon (Revisit) | Fort Pierce, FL

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center | Escalante, UT 

City of Lansing Parks | Lansing, MI

Mt. Bierstadt (Revisit) | Georgetown, CO 

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge | Queens, NY

South Colony Lakes; Sangre de Cristo Wilderness | Duncan, CO 

Blue Lakes; Mt. Sneffels Wilderness | Ouray, CO 

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge | Minneapolis, MN to Davenport, IA

Lassen Volcanic National Park | Mineral, CA

Conundrum Hot Springs (Revisit) | Aspen, CO 

Monarch Crest Trail | Salida, CO

C&O Canal National Historical Park | Williamsport, MD

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | Munising, MI

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument | Cochiti, NM 

Superior Hiking Trail | Duluth, MN 

Target Rocks National Wildlife Refuge | Lloyd Harbor, NY

Cossatot River State Park Natural Area | Wickes, AR

Bayou Teche National Historic Paddle Trail (Revisit) | Baton Rouge, LA

Breakneck Ridge & Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve | Beacon, NY

Hot Spot Criteria and Nominations

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