Hot Spots

The Hot Spot Program identifies areas suffering from severe human-related impacts that can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions. Each location receives a unique, site-specific blend of programs aimed at a healthy and sustainable recovery. Since 2010, Leave No Trace has conducted over 100 Hot Spots in national parks and forests, state parks, city parks and more. 2022 Hot Spots are under way, check the map for dates and program offerings relating to each site.

Interested in other on-the-ground Leave No Trace programs for your community, park or protected area? Learn more about our Spotlight program. A stewardship and education focused 3 day activation. Nominations for 2023 are open now!

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Hot Spot Highlight

Conundrum Hot Springs, CO

With over 6,000 overnight visitors during the short summer season, the delicate tundra ecosystem faces large impacts due to the high volume of visitor use in this concentrated alpine area.

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