With millions of people visiting the outdoors each year, never before has there been such a need for Leave No Trace education. In response, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected 12 scenic and popular sites as “Hot Spots.” Hot Spots have experienced visitor-created impacts including excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, trail erosion, and disturbance to wildlife. These Hot Spots, part of Leave No Trace’s new, multi-year campaign, Leave No Trace in Every Park, will bring Leave No Trace to life with education and outreach programs that work to turn the tide on long-term damage to nature.
The slate of 2015 Leave No Trace Hot Spots include sites from Linville Gorge Wilderness Area in North Carolina and Louisiana’s Bayou Teche Water Trail to Point Reyes National Seashore on the coast of Northern California among other scenic and popular locations around the country.
We look forward to witnessing first hand the positive impact Leave No Trace has on each Hot Spot in 2015. Leave No Trace in Every [...] Read More >