Mt. Bierstadt Hot Spot Revisit - Idaho Springs, CO

Event type: 
Outreach Events
Thursday, June 14, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 17, 2018 (All day)
Event Street Address: 
Mt. Bierstadt
Idaho Springs

What is a Leave No Trace Hot Spot?

Many outdoor areas across our nation are negatively impacted by recreational use – we’re literally loving the land to death. The reason is usually not malicious intent to harm; rather it’s simply a lack of knowledge or skills. The end result, however, is usually the same: Litter, invasive species, habituated wildlife, dog waste, trail and campsite erosion, water sources polluted with human waste, names carved in trees, campfire ring proliferation, cigarette butts along a trail, damaged cultural and historic sites, pets chasing wildlife – the list goes on and on. We call these areas Hot Spots - sites that are damaged but that can recover and become healthy again after specific Leave No Trace applications. By identifying and working with Hot Spots across the nation, we rapidly move toward recovering and protecting the places we cherish for future generations.

About Mount Bierstadt: Mt. Bierstadt is located in the Mount Evan Wilderness, on the Pike and Arapaho National Forest. It is considered by many as one of the easiest “14ers” to “bag.” Due to the heavy use, unacceptable impacts to natural resources, and concerns for public health and safety, it was picked as one of Leave No Trace’s Hotspot areas in 2015. 


Host Contact Name: 
Dana Young
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