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Why Should I Become a Member?

9 out of 10 people who visit the outdoors are uninformed.

With over 13 billion trips into the outdoors in the U.S. every year, people are causing too much preventable damage, and that damage is adding up. You can be on the forefront of changing this troubling trend—the trashed parks and damaged trails, the formidable impacts of fire, polluted waterways and serious wildlife issues.

Now, more than ever, your role is critical. So lend your hand, your support and your voice to the growing Leave No Trace movement. 

Consider this:

· Americans pay $2.1 billion to fight fires in parks and forests, 90% of which are caused by campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, or negligently discarded cigarettes.

· Wildlife in our parks are routinely relocated or euthanized due to conflicts with humans. The National Park Service cites human garbage as the origin of many of these unfortunate and unnecessary conflicts.

· Grand Canyon National Park has $11 million in trail maintenance needs and more than $5 million in critical trail work is needed at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Your involvement with Leave No Trace generates solutions to these serious issues, and more. Protecting wildlife, appropriate use of fire, clean water, healthy parks and trails—all a reality when people are learning about and practicing Leave No Trace. Costly and irreversible damage to nature is eliminated or substantially reduced through Leave No Trace education, training, and outreach. We can’t do it without you—become a member today

Your membership to Leave No Traces comes with a variety of benefits. We are always adding more, so check out the most recent list of benefits here.


How Do I Become a Member?

To become a member, you can join here. Your membership lasts for one year starting from the day you join. A couple of months before you expire, you will start getting renewal notices. You can renew online, by mail, or by calling us (303.442.8222).

Don’t want to worry about the hassle of renewing every year? Become a Monthly Member and we will automatically deduct your membership dues once a month. As a Monthly Member, you are entitled to all of the member benefits. Become a Monthly Member here. To edit or cancel your Monthly Membership at any time, email (membership@LNT.org) or call us (303.442.8222).

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