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Leave No Trace

As outdoor enthusiasts, we want to be able to connect to nature when we head outside, and doing so requires respecting natural habitats while visiting. To reduce negative impacts, we would like to suggest Leave No Trace Principles as well as promote ideas that improve our diverse experiences outdoors.

Have you heard of “Leave No Trace” or “LNT”? LNT refers to a set of guidelines to follow that allow humans to engage with nature in a safe way. In no way are we shaming folx who haven’t heard about these principles, we’re all learners here and our goal is to raise awareness. By leaving minimal-to-no-trace of our presence on a trail or in a park, we allow the wilderness in that place to continue their balanced existence so others can enjoy it too. We support LNT principles as a way to protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, not as a system to oppress or exclude others.

The 7 Principles by

  1. Plan ahead and prepare: Know where you’re going, what the weather will be like, what to pack, what to wear, what trails are accessible, how long it will take, elevation levels, necessary amounts of food and water...etc

  2. Walk and camp on durable ground: Stay on designated trails and camping areas. Walking off designated paths harms the land and camping outside of designated areas increases dangerous encounters with wildlife. When you must leave the trails, try to leave the least amount of impact as possible.

  3. Dispose of waste properly: Whatever you bring with you into nature, take out with you too (“pack out what you pack in”). Leaving items and trash behind causes pollution that harms animals and the natural life cycle in the wilderness. We suggest traveling with a “GO anywhere toilet kit” AKA a Wag Bag when possible. If you don’t have a waste bag but must release bodily fluids and waste, you can dig a hole away from trails, water sources, and campsites, bury your waste and take your tissue with you (you can also place this in a trash bag for travel). Don’t forget your hand sanitizer! Please keep in mind that each wilderness site has its own set of guidelines for what is permitted.

  4. Leave what you found: Avoid creating new structures of any kind (with sticks or rocks), avoid breaking off tree pieces, or carving on trees. Leave flowers, leaves, and other natural objects alone. Nature Journal what you see instead!

5. Minimize campfire impacts: Stoves are the least impactful way to cook. If you must have a fire, use existing fire rings, keep it low, and put it out completely with water using these same techniques from Smokey Bear. Important note: only buy firewood where you plan to burn it

6. Respect wildlife: Move slowly and quietly. Always observe animals from a distance. Do not scare animals or force them to flee.

7. Be considerate of other people: Greet others and be courteous of space and noise levels. If you take a dog, keep it on a leash (away from others) and clean up after it. Be anti-racist. Acknowledge Indigenous connections and history to the land you are on. If you can translate for others, use your power of language to make parks accessible to everyone!

Questions for Parks’ Officials

  • How are Leave No Trace principles communicated to park visitors??

  • How many trash cans exist on trails and inside parks? How often are trash cans taken out or replaced?

Important Considerations:


Ética Al Aire Libre Para Sitios Naturales

Como personas que disfrutan del aire libre, es importante que respetemos los hábitats naturales durante nuestra visita. Para reducir los impactos negativos en el medio ambiente, sugerimos los Siete Principios y promover ideas que ayuden a apoyar nuestras diversos experiencias al aire libre.

¿Han oído hablar de los "Siete Principios"?, que se refiere a los principios que permiten a todos comprometerse con la naturaleza de una manera segura y respetuosa. No estamos avergonzando a las personas que no han oído hablar de estos principios, todos estamos aprendiendo juntos y nuestro objetivo es crear conciencia. Dejando un rastro mínimo de nuestra presencia durante una caminata o en un parque, permitimos que la naturaleza continúe su existencia equilibrada para que otros puedan disfrutarla también.

Siete Principios por Ética Al Aire Libre Para Sitios Naturales

  1. “Prepárese antes de salir de casa”: Sepa a dónde va, cómo será el clima, qué empacar, qué usar, qué caminatas son accesibles, cuánto tiempo tomará, niveles de elevación, cantidades necesarias de comida y agua.

  2. “Camine por los senderos marcados y acampe por la noche de manera adecuada/Viaje y acampe sobre superficies durables”: Caminar fuera de los senderos designados o marcados daña la tierra y acampar fuera de las áreas designadas aumenta los encuentros peligrosos con la vida silvestre.

  3. “Deseche los residuos de forma adecuada/Tire su basura en un la basura o llévela de vuelta y recoja los excrementos”: Lo que traigas contigo a la naturaleza, llévalo contigo cuando te vayas.

  4. “Déjelo tal como lo encontró/Deje lo que encuentre”: Evite crear nuevas estructuras de cualquier tipo (con palos o rocas), evite romper piezas de árboles o tallar en árboles. Deje las flores, las hojas y otros objetos naturales solos. ¡Diario de lo que ves en su lugar!

5. “Minimice los impactos de las fogatas/Tenga mucho cuidado con el fuego y observe siempre las medidas preventivas contra incendios”: Las estufas son la forma menos impactante de cocinar. Si debe tener un incendio, utilice fogatas existentes construidas en el parque, manténgalo bajo y póngalo completamente con agua.

7. “Sea considerado con otros visitantes/Comparta los senderos y cuide a su mascota”: Saluda a los demás y sé cortés con el espacio y los niveles de ruido. Si tomas un perro, mantenlo con correa (lejos de los demás) y límpielo después de él. Sé antirracista.

Preguntas para los trabajadores en los parques:

  • ¿Cómo se comunican los siete principios a los visitantes del parque?

  • ¿Cuántos botes de basura existen sobre las caminatas y dentro de los parques y con qué frecuencia se reemplazan?

Consideraciones Importantes:

Until Next Time,


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