Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics                                                                                                March 2012

My Backyard
Join the Fun and Support the Leave No Trace Center at the New Belgium Scavenger Hunt on March 24 
The Center has teamed up with New Belgium and Eldora Ski Resort to present a all-mountain benefit scavenger hunt in Colorado. Read more 

Trainer Courses at Texas State Parks include staff of City of Austin, Campfire USA
and others adding to the growing ranks of Leave No Trace Trainers in Texas
Read more

Traveling Trainers Inpsire Youth during Education Session at The Howard School in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more 

Fourmile Area Selected
as First Hot Spot of 2012 
The Fourmile Area near Buena Vista, Colorado has been selected as a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. Read more about the current state of Fourmile and how Leave No Trace and its partners are working to mitigate the growing impact before irreversible damage occurs. 

Near You in March 

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Leave No Trace and Wilderness Medicine
It's late in the day and has raining since breakfast. Your group is moving along the trail but at a much slower pace than you had hoped for, and the chances of making the intended campsite are not looking good. You try to motivate your group to keep moving but most of them, despite being prepared, are soaked to the bone.
As you push on, you come to the final creek crossing of the day and thankfully there's a log bridge. The first six members of your group safely navigate the slick bridge but the last, and strongest, member of your group makes it halfway across, slips and ends up falling into the icy water. Thankfully the creek isn't too large but it's swollen from the rain and is swift enough to carry her 50 feet downstream. When she finally stops in a calm section of the creek, you immediately notice that she has blood running down her face and is holding onto her arm, screaming in pain. What now? 
More You Need To Know
The Center is surveying people and organizations across the country to collect and record the impact you didn't have because you practiced Leave No Trace. This survey will guide the future of Leave No Trace outreach so that more people can protect the places we all love.
Last year 138 million people enjoyed outdoor activities every week - thus 11 BILLION times that people interacted with nature in just a year. We know that practicing Leave No Trace is important to you, so please take a moment to complete the survey. 
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The Situation 

You are car camping at a park and have read the regulations, which clearly state that there is no disposal of greywater on the ground. Unfortunately, there is no literature telling what you should do otherwise. What would you do?


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

Great, New Educational Pieces Available Now

New Rock Climbing and

Winter Use Reference Tags   

The 3" x 5" reference cards, one specifically for those who are rock climbing and the other for recreation in snowy and cold environments, contain detailed Leave No Trace information addressing the concerns for these endeavors and environments.  Get them here!  

25% OFF new Leave No Trace Frontcountry Poster!  

Full color (18" x 24") poster demonstrating the practice of Leave No Trace frontcountry techniques, printed on weather resistant polyart for outdoor use.

Get yours today while they  

are 25% off!

Tech Tip

If you travel frequently with multiple bikes and want to protect against chipped paint and dents from them banging together on the rack try this simple, inexpensive solution. Buy and cut pipe insulation from any hardware store to appropriate lengths, and fasten with Velcro tabs.

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