Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Leave No Trace Partners With The Army Corp Of Engineers

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is partnered with over 450 organizations. Through a recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Army Corps will begin efforts to incorporate Leave No Trace in areas that they manage. This is an exciting opportunity for the Center, as the Army Corps manages 12 million acres of land and water that is used for recreation. Here are some additional statistics from the Army Corps of Engineers website:

Corps rank among federal providers of outdoor recreation: #1

Visitors per year: 353 million

Percentage of U.S population that visits a Corps project at least

once a year: 10%

Number of recreation sites: 4,263 at 423 Corps Projects

Percentage of U.S. population that lives within 50 miles of

of a Corps Lake: 70%

Land and water used for recreation: 12 million acres

Miles of Shoreline: 55,024

Number of camp sites: 91,320

Miles of trails: 4,606

Team East is heading to Savannah, Georgia for the 2010 South Atlantic Division Conference. Here we will have the opportunity to work with rangers from the southeast and teach them ways to utilize Leave No Trace information at the areas they manage. Stay tuned for updates from the conference!

Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.............................................