Monday, May 22, 2006

Leave No Trace

In keeping with last week's theme of environmental awareness, I thought I should also mention another great non-profit organization called Leave No Trace. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

There are 7 principles of the Leave No Trace program:
(information obtained from http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/21-105)
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
An excellent article edited by Ken Braband was published online in April 2002 on the Wisconsin Geocaching Association website about this topic and how it relates to Geocachers simply entitled "Leave No Trace."
 

3 comments:

leather-man said...

Nice post!! Now if everyone followed these rules there wouldn't be all of the "new" trails being created leading to the caches.

IowaAdmin said...

Hey, thanks for the reference. I just discovered your blog during a routine Google of my name. :) I also go by the geocaching.com ID of IowaAdmin. You can check out my admin blog here: http://iowaadmin.blogspot.com/

John said...

Hopefully this blog was the first search result. :)

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