Leave No Trace Focused Research 2011 – 2018

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (the Center) funds, designs, and undertakes research designed to inform new and effective ways to educate people about protecting our shared public lands. The Center develops groundbreaking research projects, and utilizes cutting-edge methods, blending different data collection techniques to gather important information. This research fuels the creation of specific education, messaging, and innovative programming that contributes to the long-term care and stewardship of parks and protected areas.

This document provides summaries of the Center’s recent studies as well as insight regarding the most salient findings from the studies, while also detailing the most meaningful management implications.