Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Pack it In, Pack it Out
  • Leave what you Find
  • Minimize Use of Impact and Fire
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Between 1965 and 1980, back-country visits jumped from 4 million visitor days per year. (A visitor day is a 12 hour stay by one person.) In 1984, the number grew to 15 million visitor days up 275 percent in less than 20 years. The numbers of back-country (and front-country) visitors continue to grow at a fast pace.

As cities grow and populations encroach upon wild-lands 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. However, Leave No Trace is not simply a program for visiting the back-country, it is a way of live, and learning Leave No Trace concepts begins at home.

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