Become a Leave No Trace member today to support proven education, collaborative science and sustainable outdoor recreation initiatives. Because it takes action to protect our lands.

It takes all of us!

Membership & Giving FAQs

1. What’s the difference between becoming a member and making a donation?

Both donations and memberships provide direct support for Leave No Trace solutions that put the outdoors on the path to a healthy and sustainable future. In addition to this, memberships to Leave No Trace receive exclusive benefits and gifts such as discounts on hundreds of outdoor brands, a member t-shirt when you give $50 or more, 10% off Leave No Trace educational materials and more. See a full listing of member benefits here.

2. What does my membership support?

For every dollar given to Leave No Trace, $0.83 goes directly towards providing cutting-edge, research-based critical education and programs for people in all outdoor environments. The remainder goes towards general administration needs and fundraising to ensure resources are always available to support the Leave No Trace mission.

3. How much does a membership cost?

Memberships start at just $25, with several other options available to support the mission.

4. How long does a membership last?

There are two types of memberships — annual and monthly memberships.

Annual memberships begin on the date of your contribution and expire one year after your contribution is made.

Monthly Memberships last until they are canceled by the member, which can be done at any time by contacting [email protected].

5. Does my membership renew automatically?

There are two types of memberships — annual and monthly memberships.

Annual memberships can be set to automatically renew yearly on the day you sign up. To do this check the “Please renew my membership automatically” box when completing the online membership form. Annual memberships can also be renewed manually through our website, or by phone or mail. Should you choose to manually renew, renewal notifications are sent out by mail and email starting two months in advance of your expiration date, unless you unsubscribe or opt-out of mailings.

Monthly memberships are recurring contributions that are automatically charged to your credit card every month on the day of the month that you sign up. For example, if you sign up on July 6th your card will be charged on the 6th of every month until you cancel.

6. Why should I become a monthly member?

Becoming a monthly member ensures resources are always available to help. It is also one of the easiest and most convenient ways to give because you do not have to remember to renew every year. That means less stress in December! Plus, you can cancel anytime.

7. How do I cancel my monthly membership or annual recurring membership?

Monthly memberships and automatically renewing annual memberships can be canceled any time by emailing [email protected] or calling 303-442-8222 x 105.

8. How do I update the credit card information associated with my monthly membership or annual recurring membership?

You can update your credit card information anytime by calling 303-442-8222 x 105.

9. What are the benefits of membership?

A membership to Leave No Trace comes with a variety of benefits from deals on your favorite outdoor brands to a subscription to Leave No Trace emails. Plus, receive exclusive Leave No Trace swag and a special gift when you give $50 or more. See a full listing of member benefits here.

10. How do I access my member benefits?

If you are already a member, you can access your member benefits by visiting the Member Resources page. You will need the password that was emailed to you when you joined or renewed your membership. If you have any trouble logging in contact [email protected].

11. Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift — whether it is a membership or donation — is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, minus any gifts or services that you receive in exchange.

12. What is Leave No Trace’s EIN number?

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN # 84-1303335).

13. What does the Center do with my data?

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics respects the privacy of our donors. We invite you to review our donor privacy statement here.

14. What’s the best way for my business to support Leave No Trace?

Businesses and organizations looking to support Leave No Trace can learn more about becoming a community or corporate partner here.