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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Partner Support at Outdoor Retailer

Salt Lake City, UT.  Last week Team East and Team West teamed up in Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace Convention Center.   This bi-annual show gathers the top companies and organizations in the outdoor industry to showcase the latest gear, trends, and innovations for the outdoor enthusiast.  Every year the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics hosts the Great Gear Giveaway, sponsored by Backpacker Magazine and Subaru of America, which is inevitably a highlight of the week!  This year did not disappoint as 18 lucky people walked away with a sweet prize package of the hottest gear on the market.  Thank you to all of those companies that donated to the Great Gear Giveaway, and a special thank you to Backpacker Magazine and Subaru for sponsoring the event!

In addition to the Great Gear Giveaway, a few other partners of Leave No Trace stepped it up to host a fundraiser happy hour during the show.  On Friday night, Big Agnes hosted a happy hour, which not only raised money for the Center but also sent one lucky winner home with a brand new Wolf Mountain Tent!

On Saturday, we joined Osprey Packs for another happy hour fundraising party.  Osprey Packs has been a long standing partner of Leave No Trace.  It is because of partners, like Osprey, that help make Leave No Trace a successful organization.  Pictured below are former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers JD Tanner and Emily Ressler.  They bought their raffle tickets to support Leave No Trace and walked away with the grand prize!

THANK YOU to Osprey Packs and Big Agnes for their support at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market!
Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy

Friday, January 13, 2012

How Do You Practice Leave No Trace in Your Everyday Life?

Cascade Locks, OR.  Andy, a Leave No Trace Trainer and enthusiast, shares how he practices Leave No Trace in his everyday life.  Leave No Trace can be applied not only to any non-motorized recreational experience, but can also be beneficial in the context of everyday life, even when you are not outdoors!  Andy has adopted the Leave No Trace lifestyle, have you?
Enjoy the long weekend!
Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bigfoot Sighting at International Sportsmans Expo

Denver, CO.  The International Sportsmans Expo held at the Colorado Convention Center this past weekend brought in thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to check out the latest in fishing and hunting gear, guide and outfitter services, and had a chance to learn about responsible recreation in the Outdoor Ethics Center.  Over 2,700 people stayed on the trail to talk to representatives from Leave No Trace, Stay The Trail, Tread Lightly, and The Wildlife Experience.  With all this excitement, it was no surprise that Bigfoot came to Denver to share in the thrill.  Enjoy a few photos from this weekend!
Respect The Resource...Kate and Tracy

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

International Sportsmans Expo

Denver, CO.  The International Sportsmans Expo will take over the Colorado Convention Center this weekend beginning on Thursday at 12pm and concluding Sunday at 5pm.  With over 900 companies and organizations, there will be plenty of outdoor goods and services to check out. Here is a list of what you can expect to see at the show:

  • Fishing & hunting outfitters & guides
  • Fishing tackle & gear
  • Hunting products & gear
  • Fly-fishing retailers
  • Travel, vacations, lodges & resorts
  • Boats, kayaks & marine accessories
  • RVs, campers
  • Outdoor gear
  • Apparel & optics
  • ATVs, motorcycles & personal watercraft
  • Mountain-home furnishings
  • Outdoor clubs, groups & organizations
  • Trucks, trailers & aftermarket accessories
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will be teaming up with Tread Lightly!, Stay the Trail Colorado, and The Wildlife Experience to educate visitors about responsible use of lands shared by the public and ways to minimize potential impacts on the land when out hunting, fishing, boating, or camping.  Come check out the Outdoor Ethics Center for interactive activities, educational materials, and chat with knowledgable and friendly staff from all four of these organizations!  Hope to see you there! 
Respect Nature, Respect Others...Kate and Tracy