Traveling Trainers

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

I Have To Poop Outside! What do I do?!

It can be difficult to know when to dig a cathole vs. when to use a WAG bag. Luckily we made this flowchart for you so now you always know what to do when nature calls. Read below for more tips on going #2 in the outdoors! In an attempt to understand local issues in our consistently changing scenery, we usually ask land managers, “What are the most common impacts you deal with?” Nine times out of ten the response is, “Improper disposal of human waste is our number one issue.” This is a sad realization. Improper disposal of human waste can contaminate water sources, is unsightly and can...

Mt. Shasta Pacific Crest Trail Town - Mt. Shasta, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will join the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Forest Service, and other organizations to celebrate the launch of Mt. Shasta, California as a "Trail Town" as well as commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Stop by our booth to learn ways to protect the outdoors and minimize your impacts while enjoying our national trails and all natural areas!

Campfire Alternatives

Amboy, CA: We are about to blow your outdoors-loving world. Ready? You can have fun camping WITHOUT A CAMPFIRE. Yes, we mean it. And, for the record, Leave No Trace is not anti-campfire. We, too, grew up roasting s’mores and hot dogs over campfires; that is, if by roasting, you mean burning into oblivion. We’ve strummed guitars and had deep (okay,“deep”) discussions by flickering flames. So we’re not anti-campfire. What we are is pro-responsible campfire and, sometimes, that means choosing to go fire-free. Maybe there’s not enough fuel to make a fire without destroying vital habitat or food...

Take Your Leave No Trace Training to the Next Level with a Master Educator Course

Las Vegas, NV: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is comprised of approximately 20 full-time staff. We're a small and mighty bunch, but there is absolutely no way our motley crew of 20 could ever hope to carry out the nationwide Leave No Trace movement that we all know and love today. We can act as the main hub of education and research, and provide guidance on outdoor ethics, but when it comes to a boots-on-the-ground presence, that's where you, the local Leave No Trace advocate and practitioner, comes in. The Leave No Trace movement depends on the 8,000 Master Educators and 45,000...

Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Bright Angel Trailhead on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon May 20-21 educating 'Rim to Rim' hikers and other park visitors about trail etiquette and minimizing your impacts in this iconic national park and during all your outdoor experiences. Come meet the team Sunday afternoon and Monday.

 

How to Bring Leave No Trace to Your Community

Tucscon, AZ: We've been on the road for 10 months now, and often, folks just can't get enough of Leave No Trace. Once they see how effective Leave No Trace can be, they want Leave No Trace programming to come to their organization or local park. Ever wondered how to get Leave No Trace education into your community? Here are three ways to help share the Leave No Trace love: Bring in the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Here at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we have four teams of two that travel the country specifically teaching Leave No Trace...

Eastern Hot Spot Excitement

Paradise Valley, AZ: 2018's Hot Spot program is in full swing! Our Hot Spot program identifies areas suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities - areas we believe can thrive again, by implementing Leave No Trace solutions. Each location receives a unique blend of educational programs, service projects, follow-up programs, and more. The result? Areas on the road to a healthy and sustainable recovery! We've chosen 20 Hot Spots for 2018, but we of Team East Central are particularly excited about one in particular: We know you were looking forward...

Parks are Taking Action to Protect Vital Resources

Ocala National Forest, FL: Trash is an eyesore when hitting the trails! While on the road, we have observed (and picked up) our fair share of other peoples throw away items. Our favorite trails, and public spaces don’t always have to look like a rubbish bin however. In fact, in Juniper Springs Recreation Area land managers have prohibited single use, disposable items on the popular Juniper Springs Run; and guess what? It works! This pristine paddle enters protected wilderness and is a very unique ecosystem with a gorgeous subtropical climate. It is because of these...

Remember the 7 Principles with this Trick!

When you're first incorporating Leave No Trace into your outdoor adventures it can be hard to remember the 7 Principles. We use these hand signals to remember them. Great for both kids and adults! Principle #1: Principle #2: Principle #3: Principle #4: Principle #5: Principle #6: Principle #7: Enjoy Your World. Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace's Donielle Stevens and Aaron Hussmann are part of the 2018 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles...

Rules for Being a Happy #RoadLife Couple

Cathedral City, California: In what may have been our bravest move of the year, each of us independently came up with a short-list of five road life tips when traveling and working full-time with your partner, in honor of that card-and-flower-slinging holiday y’all call Valentines. We’ll let you judge whether we’re doing it right ;) Jessie: 1. Never be hungry . Ever. For us, this means designating prime real estate in the car (just behind the center console) to a substantially-sized tub o’ snacks. Prevent the supply from dwindling...

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