Hot Spot

Superior Hiking Trail Hot Spot Week - Duluth, MN

The Bean and Bear Lakes Loop, part of the 300-mile Superior Hiking trail in Minnesota, is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hot Spot Week - Cochiti, NM

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spots.

Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge Hot Spot Week - Lloyd Harbor, NY

The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge in New York is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Hot Spot Week - Escalante, UT

The Escalante Interagency Visitor Center in southern Utah serves visitors to lands within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NPS), the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (BLM) and the Dixie National Forest. 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Hot Spot Week - Mineral, CA

Lassen Volcanic National Park is suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

America's Newest National Park

First State National Historical Park, DE: The Beaver Valley is home to lush foliage, wildlife, vast rolling hills, and some our country’s earliest history. This newly established national park offers endless recreational activities for all families to enjoy. Nominated and selected as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot, this local gem is in need of your help. “Every Monday morning we pick up about thirty bags of litter from the Smith Bridge Picnic Area.” – Ethan McKinley, Superintendent Located next to the waters of the Brandywine Creek, the Smith Bridge Picnic...

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile?: The Forest Park Hot Spot

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile? Forest Park Hot Spot, June 19-26, 2017 Portland, OR: “It’s a forest in my backyard.” One visitor told us this on a cool June morning during the Forest Park Hot Spot in Portland, Oregon. She wasn’t exaggerating. Forest Park is the largest urban park in the United States. Just steps away from sidewalks, paved roads and, yes, lots of backyards, Forest Park is 5,172 acres of northwest forest in the middle of Portland. (By comparison, Central Park in New York City is 843 acres.) With 80 miles of wooded trails and forest roads, it’s a haven for daily walkers,...

Leave No Trace Holds Fundraiser at Dog-Friendly Bar

Boulder, CO: The dog days of summer have arrived. In celebration of the summer solstice, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics came together with Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House and Stem Ciders #ThisIsCider for a fundraising event involving raffle prizes, a cornhole competition and our favorite dog friends! Everyone enjoyed an evening celebrating longer days, good company and upcoming adventures. Plus, we witnessed some impressive cornhole skills in a winner-takes-all tournament that featured about $2,000 worth of raffle prizes. All funds raised will go to support...

Leave No Trace Seven Principles Rap

Boulder, CO: The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly. It is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. One way we reach the public is through the creative freedom of our Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subarus teaching people how to...

Martin Park Nature Center Hot Spot

Oklahoma City, OK: Have you ever been to Oklahoma City? Oklahoma City is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Paseo Art District, grain silos repurposed into climbing gyms, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and the Martin Park Nature Center. According to their website the "Martin Park Nature Center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages. Guided hikes, education programs and an interactive learning center provide visitors a place to learn about nature and wildlife in a serene, suburban environment.” Leave No Trace has been in Oklahoma City for the...

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