The concept of ‘Leave No Trace’ began during the 60’s and 70’s in the United States following a large increase in the amount of visitors to wild areas due to the introduction of recreational equipment such as synthetic tents and gas stoves.
The “Leave No Trace” program exists to educate people about their recreational impact on nature as well as how to prevent and minimise these impacts through utilisation of key principles. These principles have grown to become the strongest and most widely utilised set of ethical guidelines related to recreation in the outdoors.
I am a qualified Leave No Trace trainer and am able to deliver the certified Leave No Trace Awareness course. The Awareness course is ideal for school groups, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh Award groups, or seasonal staff, and provides an excellent introduction to best practice in the outdoors.
Leave No Trace is built on seven principles:-
- Plan ahead and prepare.
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
- Dispose of waste properly.
- Leave what you find.
- Minimise campfire impact.
- Respect farm animals and wildlife.
- Be considerate of others.
Courses can be found via my online shop.