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Nominate a Leave No Trace Hot Spot

Boulder, CO: Is there an outdoor area in the country that you love and want to see an increase in Leave No Trace education facilitated throughout the land management agencies, guiding companies that utilize the area, and visitors that recreate on that land? Do you have a favorite trail, mountain, beach, canyon, forest, or river that is degraded by litter, trampling, campfire scars, human and dog waste, impacts to wildlife, or inconsiderate visitors and you don’t know how to mitigate these impacts? A Leave No Trace Hot Spot is the answer! You can nominate a Leave No Trace “Hot Spot” anywhere...

Push it to the Limit

Northfield, MA: This week, we (the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team) spent time with the extreme athletes competing at the Northfield, Massachusetts Ragnar Trail Relay. Each team completed 118.4 miles of trail, 2,700 feet of elevation within 24 hours. Companies like Smartwool, Goal Zero, and Solomon supported the racers with trial gear, swag, and encouragement. At our booth, we talked to the runners, and their support teams, about several Leave No Trace principles they could implement during their 24 relay. Some of the tips included: Sticking to the middle of the...

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Run an Awareness Workshop

Jackson, Wyoming: Wilderness Adventures has trips all over the country and world for pre-teens to college students. With over 80 instructors and 600 participants taking trips down rivers, up mountains, through canyons, and various forests throughout the country, we are proud to have them as an educational partner at Leave No Trace. Last weekend we had the privilege to put on a four-hour awareness workshop for all 80 instructors on how to teach their participants to minimize their impact when they are traveling and camping in the outdoors. Working with WA got us thinking about how important...

M_SSI_G PIEC_S

Little River State Park, Waterbury, VT: Exploring the outdoors can come in many forms: high-adventure exploits, casual strolls through a park, or journeys through time. Dotting the globe, heritage sites feature historical remains that offer a peak into the lives of generations before us--they are an integral piece to the human puzzle. Our story. Our culture. We, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer East Central Team, have spent the last week in Waterbury, Vermont working with local groups like the Green Mountain Club and exploring some of the local history left behind from the Civilian...

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...

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