Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics                                                       December 2011
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The Situation

What would you do?

As you approach your favorite wildlife viewing spot along a pristine alpine lake, a group of four has decided to set up camp right along the lakeshore. You know that camping 200 feet from water will protect the water source from becoming polluted. In addition, you fear the group's camping choice will impact wildlife in their natural habitat. How would you encourage these campers to select an alternative camping spot?  


Email us and let us know what you would do. Responses will be published in next month's eNews. Read responses to November's Situation.  

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Recent Backyard Sessions reach 1,500 people 

With the addition of 20 service/learning-focused Backyard Sessions since August, more people have been exposed to Leave No Trace while participating in trail clean-ups and other volunteer projects across the country. Read more.


Leave No Trace trains KOA's Kamp Green Team in Nevada. Read more.


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New York State Park training has benefits. Read more. 


Washington Hot Spot Success
The Center's Hot Spot at Mount Rainier National Park is a great model for Leave No Trace at work on public lands. Read more.


Near You in December 

Check out all of the Leave No Trace activity coming to your state in December. Find out if a Leave No Trace Traveling Team is visiting your state this month.       

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Find the Right Training  

For You    

Hankering to hone your Leave No Trace skills? Wanting to find an outlet to teach what you know? Let the Center help you select the best training to meet your needs and teach Leave No Trace in your community. Read on.   



The Art of the Bear Bag Hang 

While our country's bear population is slumbering this winter, learn best practices to protect yourself and your food when they wake up hungry in the spring. Learn more. 


Tech Tip: Keeping Those Happy Trails Happy

As we all take to the trails this winter,  

be considerate of the various types of recreation going on. While on multi-use trails, try to separate snowshoe tracks from ski tracks where possible. Also, avoid hiking on ski or snowshoe tracks.   


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