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Leave No Trace Partnership

"Be respectful to your community and beyond."

Lynn Bancroft

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Opal Outdoors is proud to partner with Leave No Trace, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly. 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics accomplishes this mission through education, research, partnership and volunteerism. The Leave No Trace Center has delivered successful educational programs in the United States and internationally since 1994.

The Leave No Trace program is built upon the premise that conservation of our outdoor resources is possible only when people know how to respect them and prevent impacts from their activities. Today, many trails have become human highways, wildlife are harassed and put down due to heavy human interaction, human-caused invasive species are strangling native flora, and trash clogs our waterways.

Leave No Trace Seven Principals

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors