Traveling Trainers

Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

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,...

Hunting Ethics

Hunting is a great American pastime and helped shape many of our first public lands. Hunting has the potential to be very impactful on the environment if individuals are careless with their actions. The Leave No Trace Principles for Hunting cover how we can minimize our impact while hunting. The Center views hunting as a legitimate, traditional and acceptable outdoor recreational pursuit. The Center respects the long-standing tradition of hunting on public lands, expects all hunters to abide by all applicable state game and hunting laws, and encourages all hunters to adhere to the Leave No...

Castlewood State Park - Ballwin, MO

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at Castlewood State Park outside of St. Louis for a day of outreach!

Leave No Trace Fishing

Roaring River State Park, Missouri: This past weekend we spent time fishing and hiking at a trout stocked, spring fed river in Missouri. Missouri State Parks stocks the Roaring River with up to 1,400 rainbow and brown trout on busy weekends for the 600 plus anglers that visit and attempt to either catch their first fish or a lunker. There are over 50 million anglers in United States, making it one of the most popular and oldest sports. With such a large amount of people getting out to use the nation’s waterways, utilizing Leave No Trace skills and ideas can alleviate the impacts that anglers...


Carlsbad Caverns, Arizona: Caves are one of nature’s most amazing environments to explore and challenge oneself in. Unfortunately, visitors to caves can have an impact on the fragile features and wildlife that exists under our feet. If people use good judgment and travel through caves with knowledgeable people, then cave related impacts can be minimized. In order to find knowledgeable cavers, check your local chapter of the National Speleological Society (NSS). In order to plan ahead and prepare for your cave travels, educate yourself on a variety of topics. Ask for permission before entering...

Coastal Environments

Charleston, South Carolina: Over the past few weeks we have traveled through the Southeast along the coastlines of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The wildlife, sandy beaches, and recreational activities have been a treat for two people that are not from a coastal area. Thanks to the Dry Tortugas and Biscayne Bay National Parks and our partner The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission we learned a lot about how to Leave No Trace when you are snorkeling, playing on the beach, or sea kayaking. There is a lot of important information about traveling and camping on durable...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival-Telluride, CO

For 40 years Festivarian Nation has made the annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for 4 days of community, inspiration, and unbridled acoustic adventures.

SCA Austin Service Day

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Student Conservation Association and the University of Texas-Austin for a clean up of Waller Creek in Austin, TX, in conjunction with the Outdoor Nation Summit that weekend. They will also be doing an Awareness Workshop with SCA staff attending the event that afternoon.

For the evening, the e-tour team will be joining local SCA Community Crews from Houston for an awareness workshop and campout at Bastrop State Park.

Del-Mar-Va Council Cub Scout Camp

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Cub Scouts, staff, and volunteers at Lum's Pond camp for the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America for an afternoon of Leave No Trace learning and activities!

Subaru Plant Tour - Lafayette, IN

The Leave No Trace e-tour Team will be visiting our title sponsor, Subaru, to tour their plant and to talk with employees on the importance of the Subaru partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.