Traveling Trainers

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

Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton, IN

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Indiana Dunes State Park on Tuesday, June 3 leading two programs:

1. Educating park visitors at the Nature Center about minimizing their impacts and protecting the unique dunes environment while enjoying the outdoors responsibly. 

Lee's Adventure Sports & Chief Noonday Chapter NCTA - Portage, MI

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading an engaging and interactive Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics workshop co-sponsored by the Chief Noonday Chapter, North Country Trail Association and Lee's Adventure Sports. 

Free Registration:

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Porter, IN

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be onsite at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore educating the public about minimizing their impacts and protecting the unique dunes environment.


Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts Jamboree 2018 - Parks, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and interactive educational sessions for troops of all ages at the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts Jamboree 2018.


Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge - Sequim, WA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on May 31 for a Leave No Trace volunteer training and Awareness Workshop focused on Authority of the Resource.

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge receives around 100,000 visitors from across the country and around the world each year. From April - September, volunteers staff the entrance station and interact with each visitor that arrives at the Refuge. 

Fees vs. Taxes: Feed the Iron Ranger

Loma Mar, California: Ever hiked right past that “Iron Ranger,” one of those tamper-resistant fee boxes found at a day-use area, trailhead, or campground, and thought, “I pay my taxes, don’t I?” It’s true that tax revenues help fund our public lands, but as a percentage of the federal budget, we’re not talking about a lot of your tax money. Let’s say your family paid $7,000 in federal taxes last year. According to our modest calculations, [1] you’ll have contributed $5.38 toward the National Parks’ budget and $8.49 toward the U.S. Forest Service budget. And, with wildfire suppression costs up...

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...