We mentioned them briefly in our guide on How to Green Your Outdoor Sports, but unless our search function is very much mistaken, it looks like we’ve yet to feature a dedicated post on the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Yet these guys are an absolute powerhouse for pushing an ethical agenda when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. From comprehensive training courses to advocacy and awareness raising, and through its traveling trainer and community blogs, the Center works to promote responsible practices in a broad range of activities: “Leave No Trace is an national and international program 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 program 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 best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.
And if you’re not sure of the need for Leave No Trace, take a look at this bear.
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