Leave No Trace in Every Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Pensacola Beach, FL

Gulf Islands National Seashore will welcome the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for two days of programs, including:

Saturday, November 17 - Public Outreach Day 

Stop by the Leave No Trace booth at Fort Pickens Discovery Center from 9:30 am to 2 pm to meet the Traveling Trainers, engage in family-friendly Leave No Trace activities, and learn how to enjoy this special area while protecting its unique resources.

Sunday, November 18 - Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop & Training for park staff, volunteers, and partners

Shenandoah National Park - Luray, VA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading educational programs at Shenandoah National Park, one of ten Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites.

Stop by the Byrd Visitor Center on Sunday, October 21 to meet the Traveling Trainers and learn how to minimize your impacts and protect the resources of this iconic national park during its peak season. 

On Monday, October 22, the Traveling Trainers will be leading an in-depth training for park staff, volunteers, and partners. 

National Park Service Southeast Utah Group- Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading an Awareness Workshop and training focused on Authority of the Resource and Effective Communication of Leave No Trace for agency staff and partners from the National Park Service Southeast Utah Group.

 

Arches National Park - Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Visitor Center of Arches National Park from 1 pm - 4 pm  educating park visitors about Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to protect the unique and fragile desert ecosystems of this iconic national treasure. 

 

Canyonlands National Park - Moab, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Island in the Sky District Visitor Center of Canyonlands National Park, educating park visitors about both frontcountry and backcountry Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to protect the unique desert ecosystems of this iconic national treasure. 

 

A Leave No Trace Guide to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, MI: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a bit of everything the upper peninsula of Michigan is known for. Whether you hike, backpack, paddle, birdwatch, picnic or ice climb, this park has something for you. But with ease of access improvements and the nationwide increase in outdoor recreation, the area is facing significant impact pressure. Visitation to Pictured Rocks has increased by 40% over the last four years! This led to the area being nominated as a 2018 Hot Spot . Traveling Trainers spent a week at Pictured Rocks working with National Park staff to...

Cache In, Trash Out

Seattle, WA: Calling all geocachers! It’s time to Cache In, Trash Out (CITO). Twice a year, Geocaching highlights worldwide CITO cleanup events, where geocachers can give back to the trails and protected lands they love to explore. You can join this effort on Sept. 15-23, 2018, when geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. Find a few geocaches in your neck of the woods, then head out into the literal woods for a day cleaning up litter, removing invasive species, building trails, and more. If you’re new to this, geocaching...

Cheaha State Park - Delta, AL

In 2016, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics announced 10 exemplary outdoor areas across the country to receive new Leave No Trace seal of approval as Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites, including Cheaha State Park.

Wilderness Words: Carr

Georgetown, Colorado: Traveling trainers are always talking about their cars. But today, we want to talk about the other type of carr. A carr is a variety of wetland characterized by low woody plants like willows and alders. It's like a swamp, but with shrubs instead of trees. When hiking through a carr, stay on the designated trail, even if your boots get wet. And they will get wet. Learn more in the video below: Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free,...

Anatomy of a Successful Hot Spot

Aspen, CO: Imagine a cross between a frat party and a Phish concert. Now drop that scene onto a high alpine basin with a small hot springs pool and you’ve got an idea of the trouble that was facing Conundrum Hot Springs until recently. Trash, discarded clothing, exposed piles of human waste (yup, poop), loud groups and music playing on speakers, vegetation damage from trampling and firewood gathering, human-wildlife conflicts, and safety risks to unprepared hikers marred the wilderness character of this otherwise idyllic spot high in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness...

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