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The Resource: February Edition

The Resource is a free monthly e-newsletter — sign up for it today ! Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share one of our staff’s best “Leave No Trace Cringe Date” stories — enjoy! “Just prior to our first date, she texts to say she is running late. Thirty minutes later, she arrives for dinner and launches into a lengthy apology, explaining she was out hiking with friends and their dogs were off leash. They were ticketed by a ranger, and the ranger would not stop explaining why the dogs were not allowed off leash in that area. Thus it was the ranger’s...

Five Great Leave No Trace News Stories from 2017

Boulder, CO: Sure, 2017 may be remembered as the year that “fake news” entered the popular vocabulary, but journalism isn’t dead yet. The five news items below surely rank among the feel-good Leave No Trace stories of the year. Illustration by Michael Byers for 5280 magazine. Are We Loving Colorado's Wild Places to Death? Published by 5280 magazine, this feature story includes great illustrations, photography and an in-depth look at Leave No Trace's efforts in Colorado's...

Colorado Tourism Office and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Join in Ground-Breaking Partnership to Drive Sustainable Tourism in Colorado

Aurora, CO (Oct. 16, 2017) ─ In a joint news conference this week with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics announced an innovative partnership aimed at encouraging the state’s 82 million visitors to travel like locals and be active stewards of Colorado’s precious natural resources. Image: The Colorado Tourism Office's Cathy Ritter (left) and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Executive Director Dana Watts. The event inspired coverage in the Colorado Business Journal and other regional...

A Local Gem in Danger

New Paltz, NY: The Peekamoose Blue Hole has become an Internet celebrity. Now selected, as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot , the Blue Hole needs a new type of fame, one that recognizes its fragile ecology. This geologic formation is wild in nature and unfortunately; its fame has exponentially increased the number of visitors and the impacts, which follow them. With anywhere from 600-2000 visitors in a weekend the ¾ acre footprint of the Blue Hole has seen its fair share of impacts. Soil erosion, trampled vegetation (including small plants, flowers, and primarily mosses),...

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...

Kicking Off the 2016 Hot Spots at Kern River

Isabella Lake, CA: The 2016 Hot Spots are off to an amazing start at the Kern River in California. Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett worked tirelessly to educate tourists on outdoor ethics. Read the full article here .

Avoid Muddy Miles With Clean Trail Running Tips

Leave no trace on your trail runs with these helpful tips from Women's Running! Find the full article here: http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2015/04/news/5-earth-day-tips-for-clean-trail-running_38368#qKxQc6THX2ogJrOJ.99

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