Leave No Trace Principles

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an 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.

Leave No Trace information is rooted in scientific studies and common sense.  The information is framed under the Seven Leave No Trace Principles.

Plan Ahead and Prepare


Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces

In popular areas:

In pristine areas:


Dispose of Waste Properly

Leave What You Find


 Minimize Campfire Impacts

Respect Wildlife

Be Considerate of Others

For more information please visit the Leave No Trace website.