Leave No Trace in Every Park

200 feet, around the world

Moab, UT: When you need to set your tent, wash dishes, or use the bathroom, walk 200 feet from trails and water sources first. 200 feet? That's really far! To demonstrate, here are a few familiar landmarks that don't quite measure up. Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles...

Take the 3 Skills in 3(ish) Minutes Challenge!

Bryson City, NC : Want to take your camping game up a notch or three? Take our 3 Skills in 3 Minutes Challenge! Below are three of our favorite skills videos from the past couple of years that will help you enjoy your next adventure more while leaving less of a trace! Skill #1: Hammock Camping Skill #2: Build a Better Fire Skill #3: How to Poop in the Woods There, wasn't that easy? Now share your new skills with a friend on your next trip! Enjoy Your World, and Leave No Trace Jessie and Matt Leave No Trace's Jessie...

Leave No Trace On The Superior Hiking Trail

Duluth, Minnesota : The Superior Hiking Trail is 326 miles of diverse and rugged landscape winding from the Wisconsin/Minnesota state-line along Lake Superior clear to the border of Canada. This trail has been in the making for over 3 decades and is now enjoyed by everyone from thru hikers to dog walkers. Here are some ways you can protect and preserve this place on your visit so the Superior Hiking Trail can continue to be enjoyed for years to come. Conditions on the trail can change quickly and drastically, be sure you plan ahead and prepare accordingly. Check for trail...

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Pensacola Beach, FL

Gulf Islands National Seashore will welcome the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for two days of programs, including:

Saturday, November 17 - Public Outreach Day 

Stop by the Leave No Trace booth at Fort Pickens Discovery Center from 9:30 am to 2 pm to meet the Traveling Trainers, engage in family-friendly Leave No Trace activities, and learn how to enjoy this special area while protecting its unique resources.

Sunday, November 18 - Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop & Training for park staff, volunteers, and partners

Shenandoah National Park - Luray, VA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading educational programs at Shenandoah National Park, one of ten Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites.

Stop by the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center on Sunday, October 21 to meet the Traveling Trainers and learn how to minimize your impacts and protect the resources of this iconic national park during its peak season. 

On Monday, October 22, the Traveling Trainers will be leading an in-depth training for park staff, volunteers, and partners. 

National Park Service Southeast Utah Group- Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading an Awareness Workshop and training focused on Authority of the Resource and Effective Communication of Leave No Trace for agency staff and partners from the National Park Service Southeast Utah Group.


Arches National Park - Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Visitor Center of Arches National Park from 1 pm - 4 pm  educating park visitors about Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to protect the unique and fragile desert ecosystems of this iconic national treasure. 


Canyonlands National Park - Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Island in the Sky District Visitor Center of Canyonlands National Park, educating park visitors about both frontcountry and backcountry Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to protect the unique desert ecosystems of this iconic national treasure. 


A Leave No Trace Guide to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, MI: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a bit of everything the upper peninsula of Michigan is known for. Whether you hike, backpack, paddle, birdwatch, picnic or ice climb, this park has something for you. But with ease of access improvements and the nationwide increase in outdoor recreation, the area is facing significant impact pressure. Visitation to Pictured Rocks has increased by 40% over the last four years! This led to the area being nominated as a 2018 Hot Spot . Traveling Trainers spent a week at Pictured Rocks working with National Park staff to...

Cache In, Trash Out

Seattle, WA: Calling all geocachers! It’s time to Cache In, Trash Out (CITO). Twice a year, Geocaching highlights worldwide CITO cleanup events, where geocachers can give back to the trails and protected lands they love to explore. You can join this effort on Sept. 15-23, 2018, when geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. Find a few geocaches in your neck of the woods, then head out into the literal woods for a day cleaning up litter, removing invasive species, building trails, and more. If you’re new to this, geocaching...