Problems We Solve
The problems listed below are just some of the challenges the natural world faces today. Leave No Trace develops and enacts viable solutions through educational outreach and action.
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.
Water is precious to all life. Simple, easy-to-follow advice helps ensure that rivers, lakes and oceans receive high levels of protection.
Lack of Inclusivity in the Outdoors
The outdoors is for everyone. Yet, diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors are all facets that need continuous improvement. Learn what efforts you can take and the ongoing movements to make the outdoors a place for all.
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.
Trail erosion can permanently alter the landscape and is preventable when people adopt Leave No Trace principles.
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.
Educating Youth About Outdoor Stewardship
Giving kids the proper tools and education to be environmental stewards is the best way to get them invested in nature and conservation, all while getting them to spend time in the great outdoors.
Overcrowding can cause disruption to wildlife, harm to the natural landscape and even lead to social conflicts.
Let’s protect and enjoy our natural world together
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