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From Your Backyard to Your Backcountry
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
November, 2010

What You Told Us
     In the last several months, Leave No Trace members and partners were given the opportunity to voice what was most important to them about Leave No Trace. We asked for your input about our programs, direction and future in surveys, in phone calls and meetings, via questions in the Leave No Trace eNews.

     Responses from you and other members and partners were overwhelming, helping Leave No Trace identify three key areas - youth, frontcountry and local community-based efforts - to focus its resources in the coming year. We will be sharing more about how we plan to drive these initiatives. Stay tuned and thank you for lending your voice.
Susy Alkaitis
Deputy Director

Notes from the Field
When Seagulls Attack
Habituation is a simple form of learning when an animal, after exposure to a stimulus, stops responding. The Leave No Trace principle Respect Wildlife takes it on. Read More

 eNews You Can Use... 
Leave No Trace History Lesson
Need some schooling on Leave No Trace's history? The Education Department offers a history lesson to help your Leave No Trace lesson plans.  Read More

5,000 in Taiwan take a Leave No Trace pledge

International partnerships, branch organizations, and training have been a mainstay of the Leave No Trace program for over a decade. Countries like Colombia, India, the UK and Saudi Arabia are flush with Leave No Trace activity. Check out the latest from Taiwan, as 5,000 people take a Leave No Trace pledge.

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To Yield or Not To Yield

Trail etiquette 101: A primer on the art of the yield.

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 My Backyard
Your Community brought to you by KEEN Footwear
Through a dynamic, multi-year partnership, Keen Footwear has helped to transform the way Leave No Trace works in your community.Read More

 Partner Highlight
American Alpine Institute Demonstrates Leave No Trace Leadership

American Alpine Institute's commitment to Leave No Trace spans decades. Read about how they incorporate Leave No Trace and other environmental issues into their work. Read More

In This Issue
Notes from the Field
eNews You Can Use
My Backyard
Partner Highlight
Third Quarter Programs Report
Online Auction
Bigfoot Challenge
 Programs Report
Read Leave No Trace's Third Quarter Report on Programs

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Members & Friends
December Online Auction: 12/1-12/8

Please join us for the December Online Silent Auction to benefit Leave No Trace 2011 initiatives that  drive programs for Youth, Your Local Community and Frontcountry. Learn More

Become Your State's Advocate

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

Check the website for vacancies or for information about how to contact your State Advocates: State Advocate Program
 Bigfoot Challenge
Don't miss out on November Challenges!

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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