Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

by Jeffrey Marion


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The essential guide for enjoying the outdoors without harming the environment. • Details the seven core principles of Leave No Trace ethics and practices • Covers hiking, campfires, food storage, and personal hygiene • Endorsed by the USDI National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and the USDA Forest Service

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811713634
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Marion, PhD, was a founding member of the Leave No Trace board of directors and spent a decade as chairman of the Educational Review Committee, helping to develop LNT's principles, outdoor practices, courses, and educational materials. He is currently employed by the U.S. Geological Survey and stationed at Virginia Tech University, where he is also an adjunct professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Principles of Leave No Trace 7

Plan Ahead and Prepare 9

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces 19

Dispose of Waste Properly 31

Leave Whit You Find 45

Minimize Campfire Impacts 53

Respect Wildlife 63

Be Considerate of Other Visitors 73

Leave No Trace Ethics 81

Leave No Trace in the Frontcountry 85

A Final Challenge 87

Resources 89

Leave No Trace Courses 91

Skills & Ethics Booklet Series 93

Leave No Trace for Groups 95

A Brief History of the Leave No Trace Program 97

Glossary 101

Further Reading 103

Author Biography 115

Acknowledgments 117

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