Seven Principles

Whats Going On In Your Area: Southeast Region

From Our Georgia State Advocate: I am C.J. Ross, the Georgia State Advocate. We recently had a Leave No Trace booth at CoastFest, Georgia's largest celebration of our state's natural resources. It takes place at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources facility at One Conservation Way Brunswick, Georgia. We were one of 75 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast offering visitors a chance to learn about Georgia's coastal resources and have some fun at the same time. We had 10,000 visitors last year. Doug Cartoonist Jim Jinkins & Leave...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Great Lakes Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Great Lakes Region this year. Leave No Trace Master Educator, Kevin Ayers, organized a 90+ volunteer trail clean-up/signage installation on the Low Gap Trail in Martinsville, IN. The eTour team,...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Central Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Central Region this year. - Jason Grubb, Education Programs Coordinator for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, presented the Seven Principles with special considerations for rock climbers in...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Northeast Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Northeast Region this year. -Bob Gough, of Staten Island, NY conducted a trail clean-up while facilitating a Leave No Trace overview to 35 scouters on March 17, 2012. -In Cross Fork, PA, Mary Hirst led...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Pacific Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Pacific Region this year. - In Bellvue, WA, the Leave No Trace Club of Interlake High School facilitated a park clean-up with 19 students and discussed "dispose of waste properly”, and "be considerate...

Responses to October "The Situation"

Here’s what you had to say: Although difficult to minimize the effect, every effort should be made to 1) pick the most used ring for yours; 2) work to dismantle the least used ring or both. I am assuming the rings are not permanent (dug in), this would mean relocating the existing borders to the remaining ring(s) and insuring all wood scraps were burned and all trash gathered and packed out. –John Ballard First, I would decide which fire ring is the farthest from the trail and water. Then I would also weigh in the likelihood of it being used again by the next visitors. (To...

Leave No Trace for Rock Climbing

Rock Climbers can minimize their impact by following the Leave No Trace principles for rock climbing. Plan Ahead and Prepare - Know the regulations and special concerns for the areas where you plan to climb - Schedule your climbing to avoid times of high use - Bring the appropriate equipment for the routes(s) you intend to climb - Check local regulations and ethics regarding the installation and use of fixed protection Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces - Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow - Always...

Winter Recreation

The season for winter recreation is here! It is time to get out the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to go out and enjoy the resorts and backcountry areas we love. Whether it is a day at your local slopes or a backcountry trip spent skiing to a hut, there are always Leave No Trace considerations to keep in mind. So when you spend time outside in the winter, remember how the Leave No Trace principles can help you. In order to ensure not only a fun trip, but a safe trip planning ahead and preparing is essential for a successful trip outside in the winter. · Check snow conditions and the weather...

A Day with The Dusters

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - “Stand for those things in which you truly, passionately believe to the depth of your core: the integrity of your work, the way you choose to do business, the people with whom you surround yourself determine how and where you live your life.” Quoted from the bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who have a determination on living out the hard choices in life and taking control of their own future. There is no other band quite like the Stringdusters! Meet the band members - Travis Book (bass), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Andy Hall (dobro),...

The Beginning

A debut presentation: The Leave No Trace Master and his followers vow to preserve and protect the places we play. The Saga begins! Stay tuned next week as the story unfolds... The Beginning from Leave No Trace on Vimeo . Ninjas for Nature - dani and roland

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