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Telluride Bluegrass Festival-Telluride, CO

For 40 years Festivarian Nation has made the annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for 4 days of community, inspiration, and unbridled acoustic adventures.

Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Ethics Conference

Damascus, Arkansas: The Boy Scouts of America 1 st Annual Outdoor Ethics Conference was this past weekend. The Center and the BSA have had a partnership since 2004. The BSA has over 4 million members and 300 councils nationwide, is one of our master educator course providers, and has a national task force to implement Outdoor Ethics within the Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America trained more scouts and scoutmasters as master educators last year, than the other 6 master educator providers combined. The Center’s relationship with the BSA is important for educating our youth. Bigfoot got to meet...

Bigfoot Builds a Mound Fire

Bigfoot finds himself in the North Carolina woods and is chilly. What does Bigfoot do when he wants to build a fire without leaving a trace? Find out on the latest edition of - The Life of Bigfoot. Leave No Trace teaches individuals to enjoy fires responsibly; one of these ways is to have a mound fire. Below are the steps for you to minimize your campfire impacts by making a mound fire of your own! Step 1 – Check fire regulations in the area to ensure it is acceptable to have a fire Step 2 – Choose a spot for your fire that will have the least impact on the land Step 3 – Use a fire blanket,...

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act 1964 - 2014

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, thereby establishing our National Wilderness Preservation System. The Wilderness Act describes “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man , where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” The Leave No Trace ethic has it roots in federally designated wilderness, and was a natural outgrowth of efforts to promote responsible enjoyment of these magnificent places. On...

We Love the East

Pat and TJ, Team East of the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers have had an amazing week. Pat and TJ spent last weekend in Dayton, Ohio at the Midwest Outdoor Experience . The festival was full of a wide range of different sports for people to watch and try: everything from whitewater kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, slacklining, and rock climbing. They not only had fun activities, but great music, food, beverages, and vendors from all over the Midwest area. We watched the National Slacklining Championship, Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs, and the MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA)...

Three Cheers For Our Partners! Hip, Hip, Hooray…

Santa Barbara, California. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a relatively small 501c-3 nonprofit organization. At the national headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, we have a staff of 9 full time employees and three teams of dynamic educators that travel the country and teach the skills and ethics of leave no trace. Despite our small stature, we are able to influence millions of people worldwide to make good decisions in the outdoors. The Center provides information and skills that are critical in preserving the integrity of lands shared by the public for future generations to...

"Don't Bust the Crust" at New Emerson Elementary School

Grand Junction, Colorado. Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent the day at New Emerson Elementary School in Grand Junction, Colorado, with students ranging from Kindergarden to 5th grade. New Emerson School operates in a culture where all students are engaged in a relevant, nurturing and challenging curriculum. The school is minutes away from Colorado National Monument where towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau of canyon panoramas - with that being said, the students of New Emerson are young outdoor enthusiasts who love to play outside! Through out the school day, we laughed and...

3 Steps to Bring Leave No Trace Into Your Classroom

Each year thousands of school children are introduced to Leave No Trace in the classroom. From a short introductory activity to a full day spent outdoors, youth across the country are learning how they can become stewards of the outdoor spaces they care about—the places where they play, exercise and spend time immersed in the natural world. For a decade, the Center has had an active and growing youth-focused program known as PEAK, which can easily be brought into the classroom no matter where it may be! Indoors, outdoors, urban or suburban, Leave No Trace is relevant. The PEAK...

Start a Leave No Trace Club at your school

In 2011, a YMCA counselor in Bellevue, Washington contacted the Center stating that she was the sponsor students at Interlake High School. The teens wanted to start a Leave No Trace Club. Thus, the first Leave No Trace Club was established as a pilot program. Since, the Center has supported the club with education materials, partnership benefits (like logo/Seven Principle use, copyrighted language, etc.), and training materials. With this support, the high schoolers have organized two Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions at their school which focused on cleaning up local parks. Through a generous...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in September

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in September. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! California: Columbia College - Sonora Colorado: Traveling Trainer Team Training 2 Weeks - Boulder Adventures Denver - Denver Front Range Community College - Fort Collins Adventure Elementary School - Denver Flagstaff Academy - Longmont The North Face Outdoor Nation Signature Summit - Denver Smartwool - Boulder Kentucky: Kentucky State...

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