Hot Spot

Hot Spot Visit Earns Praise from Land Manager, Attention from New York Times

Denning, NY: Earlier this summer, the acclaimed Hot Spot program visited New York’s Catskills region, targeting an area called Peekamoose Blue Hole. This once-tranquil swimming spot has recently seen an explosion in popularity, leading to overcrowding, litter and other challenges. This situation is exactly what the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Hot Spot program was created to address, with intensive, week-long visits that focus on educating visitors about how to minimize their impacts, as well as working in partnership with land managers to formulate lasting...

Conundrum Hot Springs Hot Spot Revisit - Aspen, CO

The Conundrum Hot Springs  in the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness outside of Aspen, Colorado are amongst the highest elevation hot springs in North America sitting at 11,200 feet. The small area sees an average of 6,000 overnight visitors during the short season in which the springs are not buried in snow.

Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Hot Spot Revisit - Fort Pierce, FL

The Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and was selected as a 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spot.

Breakneck Ridge & Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve Hot Spot Week - Beacon, NY

Breakneck Ridge is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

Sangre De Cristo Wilderness Hot Spot Week - Duncan, CO

The South Colony Lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in Colorado are experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities, and the site is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Monarch Crest Trail Hot Spot Week - Salida, CO

The Monarch Crest Trail in the Gunnison & San Isabel National Forests is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities, and is one of twenty 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spots.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Hot Spot Week - Broad Channel, NY

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of the twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. Located in New York City, the refuge is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in the Northeastern United States. It serves as a popular destination for bird watchers, hikers, boaters and those looking to take part in one of the park's many ranger or family programs.

City of Lansing Parks Hot Spot Week - Lansing, MI

The park system managed by the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Hot Spot Week - Wickes, AR

The Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

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