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Leave What You Find While Kayaking

Everglades, FL: At the end of your day's paddle sure to leave what you find by checking the hull of your boat for any invasive species that may be attached. If you see anything, wipe the hull down to help prevent the spread of these hitchhikers from place to place. Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Leave No Trace’s Steph Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 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, ENO, Deuter...

How Long Does It Last Video

Joshua Tree, CA: How long will trash last for if it is left as litter in the outdoors? Find out in our video. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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, ENO, Deuter, and SmartWool.

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...

Simple ways to minimize your impact while climbing

Hueco Tanks, TX: Do you know how to minimize your impact at climbing areas? Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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, ENO, Deuter, and SmartWool.

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. •...

How to build a mound fire

Oklahoma City, OK: Learn how to build a mound fire so you can minimize your impact on the outdoors. Remember to check and see if it is okay to have a fire in the area you are traveling in. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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,...

What Impact Bothers You Most?

Santa Rosa, CA: Traveling the country has provided us with abundant opportunities to see and experience amazing places. We have stood on top of volcanoes, watched the sunset from our surf boards in the Pacific Ocean, traversed deep into canyons, made big powder turns in the backcountry and set up camp in some of America's most iconic wild spaces. With this exploration, we have also stumbled upon many impacts. As we stop on the trail, wiping our brow of sweat, and catch a glimpse of impact, we grip our hiking poles tightly, take a deep breath and remind ourselves that Leave No Trace education...

Desert Travel 101: Don't Bust the Crust!

Sedona, AZ: Desert Travel 101: Don't bust the crust! When traveling off trail in a desert environment in the American southwest you will likely encounter Cryptobiotic soil, or " desert glue ". DO NOT Step on it! Here's why: This fragile living biological soil takes decades to form, yet can be killed with one footprint. I f crushed it can contribute to spring runoff beginning as much as 50 days sooner than usual. Cryptobiotic soil also holds the desert floor in place reducing erosion, fixes nitrogen to plants and has the ability to intercept and store water . It can be identified by it's...

Are You Making These 7 Rookie Mistakes When Practicing Leave No Trace?

Grand Canyon, AZ: Ever wonder if your recreation is 100% Leave No Trace? Below, we walk you through some of the innocent mistakes people commonly make when enjoying the outdoors responsibly. P.S. - If you've been guilty of one of these less than Leave No Trace acts, not to worry. Here at Leave No Trace we say, "It's not what you did yesterday, it's what you do tomorrow." Happy myth busting! 7 Less than Leave No Trace Rookie Mistakes: 1. Walking around a mud puddle to stay dry and clean. Best to walk single file on the trail, even when wet...

Top Ten Reasons To Not Practice Leave No Trace

Santa Fe, NM: 10. Wildlife won’t have to forage and hunt for food that is healthy and natural to their diets, so they can now enjoy Cheetos, hot dogs, and marshmallows found in a campsite that didn’t store their food properly. 9. Wildlife like bears and bison will be habituated and easier to take selfies with. 8. All the solid human waste left out on the surface near the trails will make great fertilizer. 7. Future generations will finally know that “Pat loves TJ” or “Pat is the coolest” on every tree or rock that he carves into. 6. It will be exciting and death defying playing chicken on...

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