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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace
Organization information
HeadquartersBoulder, CO, USA
Executive DirectorDana Watts
Parent organizationLeave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

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Leave No Trace is both a set of principles, and an organization that promotes those principles. The principles are designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The organization strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is an educational and ethical program, not a set of rules and regulations. Leave No Trace information helps public land visitors understand and practice minimum impact skills and ethics.

The Leave No Trace message is framed under seven principles:

#Plan Ahead and Prepare

#Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

#Dispose of Waste Properly

#Leave What You Find

#Minimize Campfire Impacts

#Respect Wildlife

#Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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Hindus Find a Ganges in Queens, to Park Rangers' Dismay - New York Times Tweet this news
New York Times--On Friday, Earth Day, prominent Hindu leaders plan to join park rangers in a cleanup of the beach, close by Kennedy International Airport, as part of a longstanding “-leave no trace-” campaign. Park officials, wary of dictating matters - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:52:13 GMT+00:00
Greentopia Festival Coming to Rochester - WXXI Tweet this news
WXXI--He says the mission would be to have festival goers -leave- with one great green idea. Organizers expect thousands will attend this free event. Philipson says this will also be a "-no trace- behind" event, with plans for waste dive - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:00:01 GMT+00:00
Prepare to enjoy the natural world and tread lightly when outdoors - Fort Worth Star Telegram Tweet this news
Fort Worth Star Telegram--Here are some tips from backcountry rangers with the Sawtooth National Forest and the -Leave No Trace- organization. Plan ahead and know the regulations in the area you will visit. Don't visit an area during high-use times. - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:27:58 GMT+00:00
Local news briefs for April 20 - Gresham Outlook Tweet this news
Gresham Outlook--Celebrate Earth Day at Multnomah Falls from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, May 1, when -Leave No Trace-, the Friends of Multnomah Falls and the US Forest Service will present educational activities, games and prizes for people of all ages. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:05:19 GMT+00:00
Caprock Canyons Park offers overnight camping seminar - Plainview Daily Herald Tweet this news
Plainview Daily Herald--The entire approach adopts a "-Leave No Trace-" philosophy, so it's environmentally friendly. "There's no experience, equipment or supplies (other than sleeping bags and food) necessary for thes - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:14:32 GMT+00:00
Celebrate Mother Earth at UCSD's Green Festival - Tweet this news'-Leave No Trace-' Campsite Demo: UC San Diego staff will spend the night in the campsite to demonstrate how to use the “-Leave No Trace-” camping principles to show how campers can have as little impact as possible on the locatio - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:32:26 GMT+00:00
Spring's slow hike - Concord Monitor Tweet this news
Concord Monitor--Minimizing impact on the environment is what the national education program -Leave No Trace- is all about. The program fosters traveling on durable surfaces like rock, sand and gravel to curtail hiker repercussions. (next page »)--- - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:17:00 GMT+00:00
Somatica Music Art & Culture Gathering - Easter Long Weekend 2011 - FasterLouder Tweet this news
FasterLouder--View my Follows | Follow Settings First Aid & security on site. Composting Toilets, Bio diesel power, recycling, food and market stalls Bring your own WATER. No Dogs, Fires, Glass or anti-social behaviour. This is a -LEAVE NO TRACE- - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 01:22:39 GMT+00:00
Patients want servant par excellence out there, not in ads - Daily Times Tweet this news
Daily Times--Rawalpindi: Attendants of patients are kicked around the corridors of hospitals only to find -no trace- of Punjab's Khadim-e-Aala to terminate their miseries having agreed to grand doctors their due. Poor patients having -no- option ... - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 23:08:05 GMT+00:00
The 43-Country Pillow War: Photos From Pillow Fight Day - The Atlantic Tweet this news
The Atlantic--The ideal pillow fight would -leave no trace- of its occurrence. This is not possible, however it is an ideal for which we should all strive. Imagine that in any large city, anywhere on the face of the Earth, there may some day be free, fun, - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:40:02 GMT+00:00

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