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Leave No Trace e-Newsletter
September 2010
 logoWhat Do YOU Think?

 It could be, that when you hear the words "strategic planning" it inspires a yawn. However, we just began laying out Leave No Trace's future work based on the direct conversations and interviews of hundreds of you. Talking with you-Leave No Trace members, partners and stakeholders-has been helpful, insightful and genuinely exciting.
If you have shared your perspectives with one of us, thank you. If not, we would like to hear from you now. In the next month, we are particularly interested in hearing from you about following:
  1. What are the critical issues related to Leave No Trace in your community, and what opportunities do you see for Leave No Trace to help you address them?
  2. What Leave No Trace programs have the most impact?
  3. As you look to the future, what additional outdoor recreation initiatives could the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics engage in?
Jot down your thoughts on the questions above and send them to me at Lend your voice to shaping Leave No Trace's future.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Susy Alkaitis
Deputy Director

 eNews You Can Use...
Age Requirements for Training Trainer Course
How does the Center decide how young is too young for an age requirement with participants in education courses?  Find out, and learn how to make the appropriate decision for your course.

 My Backyard
My BackyardA Big High Five to the Pikes Peak Community College Outdoor Leadership Group!
Kristen Sherman of Pikes Peak Community College shares how her students have been focusing their Leave No Trace efforts in the William Canyon of Manitou Springs, just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 Partner Highlight
Chipper and IAG Media make a splash
with youth engagement

Mobile Application technology meets education, meets friendly life-size squirrel with a pension for educating youth on responsible outdoor enjoyment!  
Youth educationRoad Wisdom
New to Town.
At face value, all Leave No Trace education and outreach is based on passing along the Seven Principles.  To increase efficacy, though, Traveling Trainers share their thoughts on tailoring the educational message to each unique audience.
In This Issue
eNews You Can Use
My Backyard
Partner Highlight
Road Wisdom
Volunteer Opportunity
Grant Applications
Bigfoot Challenge
 Volunteer Opportunity
State Advocate Program

The Leave No Trace State Advocate Program helps the Center create volunteer networks in every region of the country.

Currently, there are several vacancies for these volunteer positions, and we're looking for great Advocates!

For more information on this program or to get involved, please, visit:
Grant Applications
2010 Deadlines Extended

October 1 marks the final grant deadline for the year.

These grants are a great opportunity to offset educational/training costs of fall programs. For more information, visit:

Contact with questions.
 Bigfoot Challenge
Don't miss out on this month's chances to get involved with Bigfoot!

Each month, Leave No Trace and Bigfoot join together to bring a new list of challenges to you, the Leave No Trace community.

Make a difference in your community by pledging to do one of the four challenges listed on the Bigfoot Challenge page

All Challengers are entered in to win gear packages from our Partners at the end of each month!  Don't miss out!
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Leave No Trace Pocket Guide and Frontcountry Guide ON SALE

Both 12 page guides offer concise, general information about the skills necessary to minimize recreational impacts wherever your outings take you. These are excellent, low cost alternatives to the Skills & Ethics booklets.  The Pocket Guide is also available in Spanish.  Both guides are regularly $0.65 each, now 20% off through the end of September!

Shop now at the Online Store.

Offer Expires: September 30th, 2010