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What It Means To Be A Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site

Ailsa Walsh - May 4, 2021

The San Juan Islands National Monument was designated a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site in 2017. Kelsey Kittleson from the San Juan Islands Conservation District and Skeet Townley from the San Juan Islands National Monument joined us to share what it means to be a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site, along with some tips on how you can best practice Leave No Trace when visiting the San Juan Islands.

Learn More about Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites.

Check out the resources available to help your park or protected area work towards Gold Standard Site designation.

The San Juan Islands are the Ancestral Lands and Waters of the Lekwungen/Songhees, Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, Stz’uminus, Sauk Suiattle, S’Klallam, Samish, Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE (W̱SÁNEĆ), Tulalip, Lhaq’temish (Lummi) and other Coast Salish People.

 

By the Subaru/Leave No Trace Teams. For over 20 years these teams have provided tangible solutions to serious issues facing our outside space and reach over 15 million people every year. Learn more about the important work of our mobile education teams.  Proud partners of this program include Subaru of AmericaREIEagles Nest Outfitters, ThuleFjällräven and Klean Kanteen.

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