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The Outdoors Needs You

The fate of the outdoors lies in your hands. Leave No Trace is working urgently, every day, doing all we can to protect vulnerable species and habitats — But we need your support. 

You can protect nature for future generations by renewing your membership or joining the movement today. Together, we can create a greener, more sustainable future for all. 

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Benefits Beyond The Mission

A membership to Leave No Trace comes with benefits beyond the mission too! Receive discounts on your favorite outdoor gear, get the best ways to practice Leave No Trace delivered to your inbox, choose a special gift when you give $50 or more — plus, get VIP access to new Leave No Trace merch drops and exclusive swag just for our members.

What Your Membership Supports

Leave No Trace’s education and programming efforts are grounded in science and research, and your donation directly supports these efforts, plus more. Here are a few examples of the significant achievements made possible by your support:

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In 2023, Leave No Trace’s Traveling Trainers led over 600 community members to restore 2.1 million acres impacted through our Spotlight conservation program during its first operational year.

Through our innovative Training For All initiative, we’ve empowered over 400,000 individuals worldwide with free, inclusive online courses, with 10,000+ participants accessing trainings available in multiple languages.

We work with over 20 scientists around the country, establishing a new 5-Year Research Agenda (2023 – 2028) and grant program to fund Leave No Trace-specific science to inform people on ever-changing practices.

Choose Your Member Level

Elevate your commitment to the outdoors by stepping into Leave No Trace’s Leadership Circle with a donation of $1,000 or more. Join us for exclusive meetings, quarterly updates, and annual report recognition as a committed leader in preserving our natural spaces.

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Your donation, no matter the size, will provide critical funding to protect the outdoors.

At Leave No Trace, our mission is to foster responsible enjoyment of the outdoors while preserving its beauty for generations to come. Our incredible community of members is the driving force behind our collective hands-on conservation efforts and influential advocacy, actively protecting the natural world by sustaining our vital programs and initiatives.

We've Earned the Trust of Our Community

Leave No Trace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN # 84-1303335) and is a four-star charity on Charity Navigator. This means that when you give to Leave No Trace, you are supporting an organization that is “more financially healthy, accountable, and transparent.”

$0.83 of every dollar you donate directly supports Leave No Trace solutions by funding research, educational programs, and restoration projects nationwide.

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Membership and Giving FAQ's

All donations are considered membership contributions, providing direct support for Leave No Trace solutions that put the outdoors on the path to a healthy and sustainable future. In addition, all Leave No Trace members receive exclusive benefits such as various discounts to outdoor brands, a member gift of your choice when you give $50 or more, 20% off Leave No Trace educational materials, and more. See a full listing of member benefits here.

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.

Memberships start at just $5, with several other options available to support the mission.

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].

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, set up your membership using the “Yearly” box when completing the online donation 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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].

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.

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

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

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

To qualify for the Subaru VIP Program, you must be a member at the $50+ level, or maintain a monthly membership of your choice. You will need to be an active member for at least 6 months before requesting a VIP form. You can find my detailed information about this process by clicking the link here

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