Master Educator Handbook


The Master Educator Handbook is to serve as a resource that will:

1) Enable instructor to teach the Leave No Trace message in general and the Master Educator and Trainer Courses specifically with greater consistency.

2) Enable instructors to improve their ability to teach teachers.


The Handbook represents common practices and proven methods. 

Also available as a supplement is the Master Educator Handbook - Stock Frontcountry Supplement

Price: $29.95

Library of Skills & Ethics Booklets


An easy and convenient way to buy one of each booklet in the Skills & Ethics library. For the educator or enthusiast looking to fully round out their knowledge, or have available a comprehensive Leave No Trace resource. Receive all 16 booklets in the series for the price of just 14. 

Buy five or more for $38.50 each.


Price: $41.30

Group Use Brochure


Current research indicates that the techniques a group uses and how it behaves are more important than its size in determining how the group will affect the land and other visitors. 

This pamphlet is designed to help your group develop and adopt Leave No Trace practices that preserve both our outdoor resources and the quality of our outdoor experiences. 

8 pages printed on durable cardstock. 

Buy 50 or more for $0.45 each.

Buy 100 or more for $0.40 each.

Price: $0.50

Bigfoot Patch


The elusive Bigfoot leaves no trace of his passing through the wild, hence "Bigfoot's Been Doing It For Years." Grab one of these great iron-on patches.

Buy 25 or more for $3.50 each.

Price: $3.95

Teen Activity Pack


The Teen Activity Pack is a supplement to the PEAK program and consists of four educational activities designed for older youth audiences. These activities include: “Principle Presentation”, “Ethics Game”, “How Prepared are You?” and “Unlocking the Past.” The hands-on activities have been used to educate both teens and adults about Leave No Trace. In addition to learning about the seven principles, the activities engage participants in higher-level discussions surrounding the themes of conservation, land ethics and responsible outdoor recreation.

Buy ten or more for $22.95 each.

Price: $24.95

Soft Paths


(4th Edition) A 210 page, full color, practical and comprehensive guide to minimum impact recreation techniques and outdoor ethics from the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Buy ten or more for $17.95 each.

Price: $19.95

What is the Center's stance on the use of trekking poles?

Our position on trekking pole use is simple: We feel that trekking poles, when used properly, can help people enjoy the outdoors safely by giving an added level of stability and traction to those who otherwise may not be able to hike safely without them, e.g. those with joint issues, knee issues, etc.
That said, we encourage trekking pole users to give some thought to when and where poles could or should be used, depending on the environment. In some areas trekking pole use causes little damage whereas in other areas the damage can be severe.

Does the Center have any recommendations for urban developments?

The Leave No Trace ethic is appropriate anywhere and everywhere - from deep Wilderness to your local city park. While the Leave No Trace program has its roots in backcountry and Wilderness, it has moved far beyond these areas and continues to be applied in new ways daily. The most applicable Leave No Trace information for urban environments is likely found in the Leave No Trace Frontcountry Program. Frontcountry is defined as outdoor areas that are easily accessed by car and mostly visited by day users.

What is the Center's stance on ATV use? Or why doesn't the Center have any recommendations for ATV users?

The Center primarily focuses on non-motorized recreation but feels that Leave No Trace is appropriate for anyone who spends time in the out of doors. For those interested in outdoor ethics specific to motorized recreation such as ATV’s, OHV’s, PWC’s, etc., please contact Tread Lightly.