🍃Leave No Trace🍃

Follow 👣 Leave No Trace across the U.S. inspiring and promoting responsibility ♻ in the outdoors #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace

Our super fancy hiking socks can be pretty good at collecting seeds and burrs from the trail’s edge. Sometimes these seeds come from non-native or invasive plants. You can help stop their spread to other areas by removing them from your boots and socks before leaving the area. #invasivespecies #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
DIAPER DISASTER DISPATCH from our Zero Landfill team! Maybe this fell out of someone’s pack hiking down the trail? Maybe it was thrown into the woods and an animal dragged it around? The one thing we do know for sure is we would be stepping on this for 450 YEARS if it were left to the elements! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace #ZeroLandfillInitiative
We had an amazing time at Blue Lakes in Colorado working with the Forest Service for a Hot Spot event week. We love getting to make a difference on our public lands in such a tangible way. If you love public lands, thank a Forest Ranger! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Summer Quick Tip! Walk single file on your next hike with friends to avoid trampling trailside vegetation. Walking side by side creates trail widening like the 10 foot wide trail pictured here. #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Have you ever played a game called “Helium Stick”? Everyone puts their fingers on the stick and tries to slowly lower it to the ground all together. Can you guess what usually happens right off the bat?? This game is a really simple way to understand that cumulative impacts have a huge effect - all our actions together ADD UP. Here we’re testing it out with Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), an organization where urban rangers host outdoor outings for underserved youth in Colorado. Try out Helium Stick and get back to us, it might help you to explain your point more simply! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr. Thought you might all need some #MondayMotivation , whether your mountain is literal or metaphorical this week, you’ve got it 💪🏽#EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Campfires are generally not hot enough to actually break aluminum cans and other types of trash down, and so they end up remaining as litter for the next camper. This trash then attracts wildlife to campsites as they can still have smells and residue on them. Even if they did burn completely, they release chemicals into the air such as styrene, xylene, and benzene, all suspected carcinogens, as they burn. Who wants to breathe all that in? 🤢 #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Did you know... we have a new team on the road this summer! Along with @subaru_usa and @thenorthface we have a Zero Landfill team traveling to Grand Teton, Denali and Yosemite National Parks to help educate people on how to significantly reduce the waste they generate when visiting a national park. To learn the 5 simple steps you can take and help to spread the message, check the link in our bio #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Has anyone here ever used a bear pole? We found out recently that some backcountry sites in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness have these poles to help campers store food and smellables safely. Before any backcountry trip, do your research to find out the best way to keep food and other smellables away from wildlife! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Would you leave your campsite like this? Tell us in the comments. Best answer doesn’t set the place on 🔥 #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Does the presence of this neon blue tent take away from your wilderness experience? While other tents at this lake were tucked away in the pines and well away from water sources, this blue tent’s campsite selection seems to be “less than Leave No Trace.” We would recommend this camper move their tent 200 feet (70 big steps) away from water, choose a previously impacted site with no living vegetation, and consider the visual impact this exposed location might have on other visitors to the area. #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Wildlife can sure draw a crowd, but when does it become too much? We say that anytime an animal is changing its behavior because people are around, then it's time to move on. Especially during sensitive times, such as when animals are raising young, we need to give them their space. The best way to enjoy wildlife is to respect them from a distance. #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
The first Leave No Trace principle is "Plan Ahead and Prepare." These EMTs were called to rescue a group of hikers who got turned around on a popular trail. When human safety is at stake, rescuers (understandably) don't worry about the impact they have on wild places. Make sure you have the skills and knowledge to venture out into nature this summer, for your sake and the sake of the natural world #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Every little helps #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Happy 4th of July! It’s such a joy for us to travel the United States and meet so many people dedicated to protecting our lands! 🇺🇸 We hope you’re outside enjoying them today! Pictured here: @sadhanahindus helping to restore Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at our Hot Spot last week. #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
As the sun sets on our 2018 Sangre De Cristo Hot Spot, we're reminded how even the smallest communities can come together to have a huge impact. The South Colony Lakes trail in San Isabel National Forest are constantly inundated with those looking to bag 3 more 14ers. However, a volunteer group has emerged boasting more than 100 members dedicated to sharing Leave No Trace principles and maintaining the integrity of this beautiful wilderness area. Thanks to the @USFS for hosting us last week and a special thanks to all those who attended our Effective Communication Workshop - keep up the great work! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
🐢 tips for the beach this summer! PS. subscribe to our YouTube channel for more #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
Take heart - places stay cleaner when there's less trash there! Seriously, it’s been proven that people are more likely to pack out their trash if they don’t see any around. That’s pretty motivating if you ask us. Are any local cleanups are happening near you? Post info in a comment, below, and tag your friends to help them get involved. #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
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