In Every Park Gold Standard Site Toolkit

Gold Standard Site designation is the highest level of recognition by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics for parks and protected areas. The following resources are intended to support interested sites in achieving Gold Standard Site status.

Step-by-Step Implementation Guide

The Implementation Guide walks through each phase of the process: Phase I – Assessment, Phase II – Planning and Budgeting, Phase III – Implementation and Phase IV – Gold Standard Site Designation.

Start-Up Workbook

The Start-Up Workbook provides a convenient way to initiate the development and implementation of Leave No Trace efforts at each site, based on the process followed by Roxborough State Park.

In Every Park Assessment

The assessment serves as the preliminary evaluation of Leave No Trace programming at each site, and is the first step in determining Gold Standard Site status.

If you have completed the documents above and are interested in receiving Phase II of the toolkit, please submit the information below to get a free download sent to your email.