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The Access Fund- Climbing Stewardship Conference

Yosemite National Park, California: This past weekend the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers attended the Access Fund’s Climbing Stewardship Training in the most beautiful setting imaginable, Yosemite. The Access Fund is a non-profit advocacy organization for rock climbers that helps ensure that climbing areas throughout the country remain open for climbing. Thanks to the Access Fund’s efforts, climbing areas around the country remain open as well as new climbing areas are being re-opened every year. The Climbing Stewardship Training is a new project for the Access Fund and this...

Bob Hazelton- The California State Advocate

San Diego, CA: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has the support of individuals all around the country that volunteer as State Advocates. State advocates put on a variety of trainings from: Awareness Workshops, Trainer Courses, Master Educator Courses, as well as representing the Center at various events. The Center relies on the state advocates to stay in close touch with the Mater Educators and Trainers in their state to be both a representative and a volunteer coordinator. Bob Hazleton is the Leave No Trace California State Advocate and has a big job, there are over 68 Master...

Choose Your Hot Spot

Now is your opportunity to nominate an outdoor area for a week-long visit from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2016. Everyday, people seek the outdoors for adventure, kinship, exercise, solitude, and all forms of enjoyment. Yet the places we have explored and adored for years are impacted by recreational use, some more severely than others. We call these areas Hot Spots –sites that are damaged but that can recover and become healthy again after specific Leave No Trace applications. By identifying and working with Hot...

Hoosier National Forest Hot Spot

Litter, tree damage, improper disposal of human waste, camp furniture constructed from rock and logs, and campfire impacts are all found in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness . The Charles C. Deam Wilderness is located in the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. The “Deam” as locals call it, borders Lake Monroe, close to the large college down of Bloomington, Indiana where the University of Indiana is located. The Deam was established in 1982 and comprises close to13,000 acres of the Hoosier National Forest. Common activities in the Deam include hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, hunting,...

Hi-Cone Beach Cleanup

Thousands of pieces of trash were picked up this past weekend in Chicago, Illinois at the Kathy Osterman/Hollywood Beach along the shore of Lake Michigan. Thanks to Hi-Cone , this beach clean up is possible. Hi-Cone has been organizing this clean up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Ocean Conservancy since 1990. With the support from all of Hi-cones partners they are able to clean up the beach in celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day, which is sponsored globally by the Ocean Conservancy. An inspiring fact about the ICCD is in 2013, 650,000 volunteers worldwide picked up...

Shawnee National Forest Hot Spot

This past week the Leave No Trace Hot Spot week was held in the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. A Hot Spot is an area in the country that has been selected by Leave No Trace for a concentrated Leave No Trace effort through the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team and the office staff in Boulder, Colorado. The Shawnee was selected because people in Southern Illinois, Chicago, St. Louis, and all over the Midwest are loving areas of the forest to death, especially the Garden of the Gods Wilderness and Recreation Area in the Shawnee. Some impacts that the Hot Spot program is focused...

Let's Go Camping

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offers a summer series of camping trips for people of all ages. If people don’t have a tent, sleeping bag, stove, or any of the other basics, that is not a problem. The Let’s Go Camping program provides everything for people who are interested in learning how to go camping as well as instructions on basic camping skills. Through the generous funding from The North Faces Explore Your Parks Program the Let’s Go Camping program is possible. The LGCP is a weekend long event that families can sign up for around 30 dollars. Our past two weekends were spent...

Connecting kids to the outdoors

Today we taught Leave No Trace to students from James Workman Middle School in Cathedral City, California. We attended a field trip with them to Mount San Jacinto State Park outside of Palm Springs, California. We took a tram that lifted us from 2,000 feet elevation up to 8,000 feet elevation on top of the mountains surrounding the city. The intention of today’s field trip was to teach Leave No Trace and get the kids outside. As soon as we left the tram station we arrived to find that above the city was a cool, tree covered, and a beautiful mountain oasis. It was a nice change from the arid...

Bayou Teche Trash Bash and Boogie

The Teche Ecology, Cultural and History Education Project (TECHE) is a non-profit organization passionate about making Bayou Teche a healthier waterway for fishing, boating and swimming. Bayou Teche is one of the most historically and culturally significant bayous in Acadiana, Louisiana and the TECHE Project is an advocate for improved water quality and preservation.

Backcountry Horsemen and the Utah Leave No Trace State Advocate, Craig Allen

Last week we got to meet Craig Allen, the Leave No Trace Utah State Advocate. He is not only an advocate for Leave No Trace, but also an active member of the Backcountry Horsemen of Utah . The BCHU is a non-profit organization concerned with maintaining equestrian access and promoting proper use of public lands. The BCHU is a state level organization of the Backcountry Horsemen of America. Within the BCHU there are 13 chapters throughout Utah and each chapter promotes their members to Leave No Trace when they travel through the mountains and canyons in Utah. Leave No Trace appreciates the...

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