The Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts, as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.


The Center is very excited to release our newly created Tech Tips.  Created by longtime partner, KEEN Footwear, these "badges" visually relay Leave No Trace recommendations.

Training Structure

It is important to learn and practice Leave No Trace skills for every single outdoor activity. The three levels of Leave No Trace courses are well represented in the shape of a pyramid. Master Educator Courses are at the top of the pyramid and people completing this level are comprehensively trained in order to become Leave No Trace Master Educators. The Master Educators, in turn, teach people the second level, the Trainer Course, upon completion of which people become Leave No Trace Trainers. The Master Educators and Trainers both, are then eligible to conduct our third level of training, called Awareness Workshops, which are designed for the general public to learn, practice and promote Leave No Trace.

Read on for more information and pick the course that’s right for you.

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers - Education in Motion

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are always on the road, conducting hands-on educational workshops and environmental trainings across the country. From hour-long workshops to two-day, field-based trainer courses, the traveling trainers educate college students, outdoor guides, land management staff, the general public as well youth serving organizations. You can request a visit for your local group today!