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Ecotourism Test Guide FY23

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What is Leave No Trace? The idea of Leave No Trace is to sustain the environment for generations to come. We can do this by being aware of how we're interacting with the environment and making conscious decisions that serve to lessen our impact on nature. 

The Leave No Trace organization accomplishes its mission by providing education, skills, research and science to help people care for the outdoors. By working with the public and those managing public lands, Leave No Trace focuses on educating people—instead of costly restoration programs or access restrictions—as the most effective and least resource-intensive solution to land protection. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.

"The 7 Leave No Trace Principles are guidelines for engaging responsibly with the outdoors. With the nice weather here in the Northern Hemisphere, more people are getting outside to hike and camp. So we thought it'd be a good idea to go over these principles! The principles include how to plan, dispose of waste properly, camp responsibly, respect wildlife, be considerate of other hikers/campers, and more. While these may be common sense to some, it's always good to review so that we can more mindfully engage with our beautiful planet. Happy exploring! Support the Show: Patreon: with us: Leave us a voice note: + Resources Mentioned: Leave No Trace: The Center for Outdoor EthicsIs Biodegradable Littering OK? Backpacking in Bear Country"

What to participate in an interactive Leave No Trace activity? Click on the image below for a virtual version of the Leave No Trace escape room!