Hot Spot

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Hot Spot Week - Munising, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is suffering from severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spots.

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.

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 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...

Hot Spot: A Plan to Protect the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves

Fort Pierce, FL: The Indian River Lagoon region has over 7 million visitors every year. The blue waters, and sunny skies make it easy to see why one would love to paddle and visit these waterways. However, with each person visiting this unique ecosystem, impacts are becoming more and more prominent. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers visited the preserves during the first 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot. After spending some time exploring the area with the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves land managers and volunteers with the Friends of the Spoil Islands ; we became witness to...

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