Leave No Trace Ethics
Leave No Trace Ethics is a program of study used by outdoor enthusiasts and groups such as The Boy Scouts of America to protect wilderness, trails, state parks, and forests.
Leave no Trace offers training and an online course that I recommend taking if you spend anytime outdoors.
7 Principles of Leave No Trace
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly (Pack It In, Pack It Out)
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Leave no Trace is a popular curriculum for outdoor ethics. You can learn to become a trainer or take the online training right on their website to learn more. It is our duty as Explorers to make sure that we keep wild places pristine for our future generations of explorers.
Please take the time to learn more about the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace Ethics, and help make sure we limit our impact.