Some very simple steps to follow whenever you spend time outdoors are
the seven principles of “leave no trace.” Leave no trace is designed to
minimize your impact on plants and animals, and to protect ecosystems.
The seven principles are:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
By practicing these seven simple steps anywhere from the remote
wilderness to your local parks, you can enjoy the outdoors safely, thoughtfully,
and with minimal impact on the environment around you.