Protecting the Environment

Hiking Revealed - Hiker signI believe that it is important to take care of our natural resources.  This includes all national, state and local parks.  There is one organization, Leave No Trace, that has been a great advocate for preservation of these areas for future generations to enjoy.  Below is their seven principles.  To find out more information about this non-profit organization and their mission, go to

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics also has derivations of the principles that
correspond with various activities and environments including the Frontcountry, Kids,
Heritage Sites, River Corridors, Fishing and Hunting.

This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission from the Leave No
Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics:

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