How is our/my partnership/membership money used? How much goes directly toward mission fulfillment?

More than 80 percent of your contribution dollars are used for direct educational programs and services. The Center distributes its arsenal of important educational materials for specific outdoor activities and ecosystems to people nationwide. It also hosts key training opportunities and workshops around the country to bring people into the fold on the latest Leave No Trace practices, and actively promotes volunteerism. Finally, the Center utilizes its membership dollars to conduct research on best practices for responsible outdoor recreation.