As users of public lands, we are all responsible for managing our impact while out on our adventures. While it may seem at first that there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to take a walk in the woods, it may eventually occur to you that some behaviors are more impactful than others. And if you multiply one impact by the hundreds or thousands of others who come after you, it will immediately be clear that some guidelines for trail etiquette are necessary.
Leave No Trace offers up a set of strategies to help you leave less of an impact on your next trip to public lands. Read more about each of the seven basic principles here:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
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