Concepts and Plans for Teaching Leave No Trace

Each year recreations make over 12 billion visits to the outdoors each year. The number of backcountry and frontcountry visitors continue to grow at a fast pace. As cities grow and populations encroach upon wildlands and recreation areas, we must do more than just pick up litter and extinguish campfires; we must learn how to maintain the integrity and character of the outdoors for all living things. Leave No Trace skills and ethics are for anyone who enjoys spending time in the outdoors. These concepts can be taught at home or in the field. 

HOW TO BEGIN

The knowledge and concepts enabling visitors to Leave No Trace are easily taught both before and during outings. With a little preparation, you can teach people the value of our reviving natural areas and methods to preserve them for future generations.

  • Incorporating Leave No Trace skills contributes to a safe and fun outdoor trip.
  • Leave No Trace methods help preserve limited recreational resources for today and tomorrow.
  • Helps to ensure a positive outdoor experience for all those who spend time outside.


QUICK CONCEPTS AND PLANS FOR TEACHING THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES