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Leave No Trace

What is Leave No Trace?

Leave No Trace encourages folks who enjoy the outdoors to follow seven prinicples to minimize impacts to the environment. When followed, the principles help to solve these problems:

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  • Trashed natural areas
  • Polluted water
  • Lack of inclusivity in the outdoors
  • Wildlife at risk
  • Damaged trails
  • Destructive fires
  • Educating youth about outdoor stewardship
  • Croweded parks

The 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 others
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