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The 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership

California, PA: This past weekend, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Steph and Andy, hit the road to attend the 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership. The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) emphasizes the importance of education through the use and exploration of our public wild lands. The conference, an annual gathering of outdoor educators and leaders, is a place to share and learn the latest in educational techniques, practices, and research found in the outdoor and experiential education industry. Leave No Trace was in attendance this year as a resource for...

Leave No Trace For Frontcountry Environments

Gibsonia, PA: Did you know that about 85% of all recreation is based in Frontcountry environments? An area that is easily accessible by vehicle and mostly visited by day users. Frontcountry locations tend to attract more visitors than the backcountry. So, Here are some tips and tricks that will help us to minimize our impacts and leave no trace while on Frontcountry trails. Know Before You Go • Be sure to bring enough food and water for the days adventure. Having supplies for your day will maximize your comfort and safety, increasing the quality of your experience. •...

A Little Recreation, A Lot of Preservation

Keene Valley, NY: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers do their best to balance work with play. Fortunately, life on the road offers opportunities for all sorts of adventures. Sometimes these adventures require gear we can't always keep in the car, so we find a local source to rent the gear we need. Moments like these are why we love supporting local gear stores, as well as taking advantage of the local activities; in this case, ice climbing! Having the access to thousands of public areas across the country is a special privilege. These areas are unique in their own ways, with each...

Why We Should All Pack Out Our Dog's Poo

High Falls, NY: Have you ever wondered why it is alright for bears and other wildlife to poo in the woods but not acceptable for our dogs? A bears diet consists mainly of natural plants and berries, while our pet's waste is considered unnatural. Dog food is derived from processed foods which we wouldn't typically find in nature. According to the CDC, or Center for Disease Control one days worth of dog waste can contain several billion fecal bacteria along with Giardia, hookworm, and tapeworms. If our pet waste reaches waterways, it can be harmful to other animals, wildlife, and even humans...

Never Stop Connecting

Atlanta, GA: "Connect, Educate, Protect!" "Connect, Educate, Protect!" As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, these are the words that we live by - think of this chant like our spirit stick, or like the Holy Grail of Leave No Trace. We know it sounds extreme, but truly the success of Leave No Trace relies on this trifecta of ingredients. The first most critical component to inspiring positive action is a connection to the outdoors. If there is a connection to the natural world, it is more likely people will care about its future health. Second, once there is an established connection it...

Namuli Film and Leave No Trace

Salt Lake City, UT: Conservation and outdoor adventure can be balanced to provide both an appreciation of our world and support local efforts up to nation wide efforts. A big thanks to all of the people, companies, and organizations that helped support a fundraiser for Ukalene Productions and Leave No Trace at the Outdoor Retailer Show this week. A very special thanks to the organizers and athletes from the community-backed film Namuli , which documented the spirit of exploration, biology, and conservation on one of the world least-explored and threatened habitats: Mount Namuli in Mozambique...

Outreach at Patagonia - Atlanta, GA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Patagonia store engaging with staff and customers on how to practice Leave No Trace in the great outdoors! Join them to learn tips and ticks on how to minimize your impact. They will be on site from 9am to 1pm.

Ward Elementary - Winston Salem, NC

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be offering a morning Leave No Trace program to a local school group in Winston Salem, NC.


Village Outdoor Shop - King, NC

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be on site facilitating a Leave No Trace workshop on the seven principles. Join us to learn tips and tricks on how to minimize your impact while recreating. The public is encouraged to attend! 

The North Face Workshop - Buckhead, GA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will facilitate booth outreach at The North Face Retail Store in Buckhead, GA from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 23rd. Come visit them to learn tips and tricks about how to minimize your impact while recreating!