Trainer Course

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...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Pagosa Springs, CO

Who: This course is designed to be informative, practical, hands-on and fun. Participants will learn skills and teaching techniques through lectures, skits and discussion in a spectacular outdoor setting. The course is designed for people who actively teach others outdoor skills or provide recreation information to the public. 

A Hot Spot to Protect Fayette County, GA

Peach Tree City, GA : Have you ever heard of a town that commutes by Golf Cart? This is a reality in Fayette County, Georgia where residents have access to over 90 miles of multi-use Greenways. Walkers, runners, cyclists, and even riders of golf carts utilize these paths every day of the year to get around town and to access the counties green spaces. These nature areas of Fayette County are the focus of a 2016 Leave No Trace Hot Spot. For one full week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers worked hand-in-hand with the Southern Conservation Trust , who manages the green spaces in...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Sudbury, MA

Become part of a National movement and join us for a weekend of camping and Leave No Trace activities and course work in the outdoors.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course – Shenandoah National Park, VA

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club’s Trail Patrol is offering this two-day, cabin-based course designed to enhance your understanding of Leave No Trace practices and ethics and to increase your level of expertise and confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills. Through focused activities, hands-on field experience and both formal and informal discussions, you will be introduced to concepts and methods that will advance your knowledge of Leave No Trace issues, expand your repertoire of low-impact skills and increase your effectiveness in teaching these important skills to others.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course – Shenandoah National Park, VA

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club’s Trail Patrol is offering this two-day, low-mileage backpacking format course designed to enhance your understanding of Leave No Trace practices and ethics and to increase your level of expertise and confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills.

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