Training

Bears and our impact on them

Campers have a responsibility towards bears. Campers are recreating in a bear's home and need to respect their space, their needs, and behave accordingly to land managers’ recommendations. As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we often will only speak to visitors and students about their direct impact on one bear at one time. After reading Mazur and Seher, (2007), an article on learned behavior in wild black bears, we have come to understand that what one generation of black bears learns about foraging, is passed on to the next generation. If young black bears learn to be attracted and...

Second Nature Entrada- Santa Clara, Utah

Second Nature Entrada Wilderness Program will be hosting the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an awareness workshop on how to incorporate Leave No Trace into their therapeutic backpacking program. 

Selecting a campsite

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces involves making the best decision you can to lesson the impact your campsite will have on an area. You want to make sure that you are 200 feet from water and trails in the Backcountry, when selecting a site. In the Frontcountry you want to camp in designated areas, and stay within the boundaries of the designated campsite. Use your best judgment when selecting a backcountry campsite. Select an area that consists of durable surfaces, such as rock, sand, dry grass, or compacted dirt. Decide if your group would be better off in a pristine campsite, or an...

Authority of the Resource

How do you approach someone that is doing something that is, “Less than Leave No Trace”, maybe they are littering, feeding wildlife, carving their name into a tree, or taking an antler shed out of the environment. Whatever the issue is, there is a technique that you can use called the Authority of the Resource (AR) developed by Dr. George N. Wallace. Using AR can help a person confront and influence people that are doing something that damages the environment or other people’s recreational experiences. According to Webster’s, “authority” means “the power to influence or command thought,...

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.

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