Problems We Solve

While we enjoy the natural world, Leave No Trace teaches us how to minimize our impacts. As part of that work, the organization is taking on these and other challenges.

Trashed Natural Areas

A cumulative impact from every discarded wrapper can devastate a natural area—removing trash is a simple but important and effective act of stewardship.

Polluted Water

Water is precious to all life. Simple, easy-to-follow advice helps ensure that rivers, lakes and oceans receive high levels of protection.

Misinformation in the Outdoors

Simply checking the forecast can save your life. From camping skills to safety measures, there is no such thing as too much information for an enjoyable outdoor adventure.

Wildlife at Risk

Wildlife should be just that—wild. Providing access to human food, or even just approaching too closely, is more harmful than most people imagine.

Damaged Trails

Trail erosion can permanently alter the landscape and is preventable when people learn Leave No Trace.

Destructive Fires

Careless actions, such as leaving campfires unattended or casually discarding cigarettes, are among the most common causes of destructive wildfires, leading to billion-dollar losses and the death of people and wildlife.

Connecting Youth to Nature

Kids are spending less time outside than ever before. Leave No Trace works every day to help develop our future champions for nature.

Crowded Parks

Overcrowding can cause disruption to wildlife, harm to the natural landscape and even social conflicts.

Let’s protect and enjoy our natural world together

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