Trainer Course

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Boy Scouts of America, Illinois City, IL

This course covers the seven principles of Leave No Trace and is an essential part of the Outdoor Ethics concept within the Boy Scouts of America. After completion of this two day course participants become "LNT Trainers" and are qualified to conduct Awareness Seminars

What Should be Stored Inside of a Bear Canister?

Harrisonburg, VA: It may still be winter but we are starting to plan for our spring backpacking trips. Spring is a wonderful time of the year to get outdoors but also a really important time to respect wildlife. Bears will be waking from their winter hibernation and no doubt, will be looking for food and anything that may smell like it. Bear canisters are an easy to way to protect bears from eating our human food. Feeding bears (even accidentally) leads to habituation, and habituation with food conditioning leads to relocation or even euthanasia; just like the infamous saying goes, “A fed...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Camp Falling Rock, Newark, OH

This is a 2 day, 16-hour course to provide hands on experience in learning about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and ways to teach the ethics of low impact recreation in the wilderness.  Leave No Trace promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation while minimizing human impact to the backcountry, as well as our local parks and communities. 

Who: Registered Scouts 14+ and Adult Leaders. Backpacking experience is not necessary. 

Cost: $55 by 2/11/17, $65 after 2/11/17. Covers cost of all course materials and food. 

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Troy, Ohio

This two-day, 16-hour course assists course participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and ways for disseminating these low impact strategies. Leave No Trace promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation while minimizing human impact to the backcountry.

How Far is 200 Feet?

Stone Ridge, NY: When was the last time you were hiking and you felt the call of nature? Using the “facili-trees” is a normal part of being in the outdoors. However, do you know how far from water sources, trails, and campsites you should go before answering the call? Leave No Trace recommends walking 200 feet to reduce the chances of contaminating water sources and trails. Not sure exactly how far 200 feet is? Luckily we have a simple trick you can use; 200 feet is approximately 70 big steps! Walk in a mostly straight line away from those water sources and trails to reach your defecation...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, CA

Description: This three day backpack trek not only covers Leave No Trace principles complete with certification, it also is an introduction to backpacking.  Learn about backpacking gear, practice picking and setting up campsites, and, of course, you’ll learn to cook and eat delicious camp food at your home for the weekend: Inspiration Point (food is not provided).

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Mississippi River State Park, Marianna, AR

Description: This two day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.  Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals.  Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Cost: $50 includes meals, camping and education materials

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Ancient lakes, Washington

Who: Adults (18+) with some backpacking experience and a reasonable fitness level. 

Cost: Mountaineers members $40; non-members $60. Covers the cost of course materials and some food. 

Fluffing the Duff: A Backcountry Camping Skill

Ocala, FL: Having a grasp of backcountry camping skills is just as important as knowing about the area you are planning to visit. This week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers share how to help a campsite revive itself after a night or two of camping. What is this skill? Read on to learn more. Soil compression can lead to site creep ; the expansion of a campsite over time due to soil compression and the removal of organic litter. Fluffing the duff is a skill that helps a campsite to rebound after the compression effects from a tent. Take some time after...

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