Awareness Workshop

Need Duct Tape? Wrap Your Trekking Poles!

Jacksonville, FL: When you head out into the backcountry do you bring along a repair kit? We do, but we always look for ways to cut the weight and bulk out of our packs. Trekking poles offer a perfect place to store a repair kit staple, duct tape. Avoid bring the whole roll (along with the weight) by wrapping some tape around the pole underneath the handles. These rolls of tape can double as a second handle for traversing fall lines when in the mountains. Trekking poles are multifunctional pieces of gear. They can prop up tarps, be used in emergency medical situations, and have been found to...

Leave No Trace Tips for Mountain Biking

Ocala, FL: Heading out on a trail ride? Check out these Leave No Trace tips before heading out on your adventure! Plan Ahead and Prepare : check with land managers, local bike shops, local cycling groups and www.mtbproject.com for the most up-to-date trail information. Stick to the Trail : for biking, durable surfaces include established trails, authorized slick rock areas, dirt roads, and pavement. Check local regulations to see if off-road travel by bike is allowed. Dispose of Waste Properly : Use restroom facilities before hitting the...

BLM Field Office Earth Day Events - Bishop, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be putting on several events in the Bishop area including a training for BLM, Forest Service, Tribe and other partners from 9AM-12PM at the Bishop Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center on Thursday April, 21st, a climbers training from 7PM-8PM at the PV Pit Campground on Thursday, April 21st, activities at the Round Valley Elementary Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, a booth at the Bishop City Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd, and activities at the Bishop

Grounds Division Training - Oklahoma City, OK

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Grounds Division offering a free, interactive Leave No Trace program for the grounds crew staff.

Girl Scouts of Perryton - Perryton, TX

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be working with the Perryton Girl Scouts and teaching them how to enjoy nature responsibly.

Leave No Trace Awareness Course - Flagstaff, Arizona

Cost: $20 per person; includes training materials and snacks. A minimum of three registrants is required for the workshop to proceed. 

Who: For anyone who enjoys spending their time outdoors recreating knowing about Leave No Trace is an essential component of your repertoire of knowledge and skill set. 

Leave No Trace Awareness Course - Flagstaff, Arizona

Cost: $20 per person; includes training materials and snacks. A minimum of three registrants is required for the workshop to proceed. 

Who: For anyone who enjoys spending their time outdoors recreating knowing about Leave No Trace is an essential component of your repertoire of knowledge and skill set. 

Why We Should All Pack Out Our Dog's Poo

High Falls, NY: Have you ever wondered why it is alright for bears and other wildlife to poo in the woods but not acceptable for our dogs? A bears diet consists mainly of natural plants and berries, while our pet's waste is considered unnatural. Dog food is derived from processed foods which we wouldn't typically find in nature. According to the CDC, or Center for Disease Control one days worth of dog waste can contain several billion fecal bacteria along with Giardia, hookworm, and tapeworms. If our pet waste reaches waterways, it can be harmful to other animals, wildlife, and even humans...

Using the Thumb Trick: Keep a Safe Distance From Wildlife

New Paltz, NY: Would you like to learn about how we can respect wildlife while we are out on the trail by using the thumb trick? It's easy, make a thumbs up, extend your arm all the way, close one eye, and see if you can hide the animal with your thumb. If you can't hide the entire animal with your thumb take a few steps back and try again. When you can hide the whole animal, this means you are a safe distance from wildlife. Enjoy the trail! Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Leave No Trace’s Stephanie Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 Subaru/...

Planning Ahead and Prepare for Winter Recreation

Keene Valley, NY: With newly fallen snow in the Adirondacks, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers share how they Plan Ahead and Prepare for a ski tour in freezing temperatures. Carrying essential items is of the utmost importance for comfort, safety, and the ability to Leave No Trace. So what are the essential items? We can break down these items into six categories. · Comfort: Clothing and extra layers for weather · Communication: Whistle, phone, and/or reflective mirror · Nutrition: Food and water · Navigation: Map and compass, and/or a GPS device · Fixing Gear: Repair kit,...

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