Training

Training and outreach for Colorado’s Hot Spot this week

The Center in cooperation with the Friends of Fourmile is leading two Leave No Trace training and outreach events this week as part of the Fourmile Hot Spot. The Center’s Hot Spots program focuses on reversing the environmental damage caused in extremely popular recreational areas around the country through community outreach, locally tailored education, Leave No Trace training for key land management staff and volunteers, messages to the public, consultation, educational materials and local collaboration.

Training and outreach for Colorado’s Hot Spot this week

The Center in cooperation with the Friends of Fourmile is leading two Leave No Trace training and outreach events this week as part of the Fourmile Hot Spot. The Center’s Hot Spots program focuses on reversing the environmental damage caused in extremely popular recreational areas around the country through community outreach, locally tailored education, Leave No Trace training for key land management staff and volunteers, messages to the public, consultation, educational materials and local collaboration.

Leapin Lizards!

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA Last week, Team West spent a few hours with Park Rangers from all over the County of San Diego. The collective will be returning to their individual parks and sites with strategies and tactics of how to best connect the messages of Leave No Trace into their visitors' experiences. Getting together with this many rangers and sharing their personal struggles and successes in the challenging task of leading park guests toward their own sense of stewardship is an awesome venue for teaching and learning Leave No Trace. After our training we...

The Natural State of Arkansas Tech and Beyond

Wildflowers abound in Arkansas Russellville, AR . Team East spent the past two days working with students and faculty at Arkansas Tech University. An educational partner of Leave No Trace, Arkansas Tech strives to promote Leave No Trace within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration . Nestled in the western part of Arkansas, Russellville is within close proximity to many beautiful lakes, forests, waterfalls, caverns, and mountains. The "Natural State" truly offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy natures playground. Students at Arkansas Tech can...

Klamath Falls Bonanza Blitz

Talking Leave No Trace with the US Forest Service & Fish and Wildlife! The Leave No Trace e-tour was invited to Klamath Falls, Oregon, for a community-wide Leave No Trace blitz! The results? Awesome. After driving back into winter snow, the week kicked off with events at a couple of the city's elementary schools. In two days, we got to speak to eight different classrooms, making over 200 brand-new Leave No Trace experts ! These students were dialed in on what to do with trash when they're hiking, fishing, and hanging out around their beautiful city. Trash Your Trash! We...

Leave No Trace Education Near You: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in APRIL

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in April. For more information about these or to attend, visit their calendars. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Or, find the teams upcoming events on the Calendar . Arkansas: Arkansas Tech University - Russellville Lake Dardanelle State Park - Russellville Pea Ridge Outdoor School - West Fork Arkansas Adventure Programming...

Snot Rags vs. Snot Rockets

Lakeland, FL. This weekend we traveled to Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve to facilitate a two day Leave No Trace Trainer Course. With the help of Michelle Thompson, Wellness Programs Manager of Florida Southern College , we hiked to a beautiful campsite with 5 other eager participants that were excited to bring Leave No Trace education back to groups they work with. Throughout the course, we learned, laughed, and listened as we explored the 7 Leave No Trace principles through games, activities, and discussions. The Winners of Step On It- Snot Rags! Michelle practices digging a cathole with a...

Leave No Trace Hot Spots Update

Earlier this year the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics selected its first Hot Spot of the year, the Fourmile Area near Buena Vista, Colorado. Near both Denver and Colorado Springs, Fourmile is one of the most heavily used areas in central Colorado and recreation-related impacts are significant and growing. Impacts at campsites such as campfire scars, tree-cutting, and expansion of denuded sites as well as excessive trash and human waste have become major issues at Fourmile. Also, areas scarred and eroded by off-trail travel are still in the process of recovery. In response to the...

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