Friday, January 22, 2010

Announcing Leave No Trace Hot Spots!

We were very excited to receive your email because it gives us a chance to tell you about an exciting new program in 2010.

This program is called “Leave No Trace Hot Spots” and is aimed at accomplishing exactly what you proposed in your email—grassroots and community-driven projects that work to improve the condition of a designated “hot spot” using Leave No Trace education, resources, and outreach.

The intended outcomes of this program are:

  • Measurable improvement in on-the-ground conditions
  • Engaging a large number of volunteers to support efforts
  • Enlisting new partners/members to get involved in the area
  • Building sustainable relationships and programs that perpetuate effective Leave No Trace programming

One primary Hot Spot will be chosen per quarter, though the Center intends to work with all applicants to the program. Application criteria includes:

  • Name of the individual and/or organization
  • List of impacts that are occurring as a result of recreation
  • List of potential partners in the local area who would be well suited to collaboration on project efforts
  • Intended outcomes of the project efforts
  • Description of the potential reach of the project efforts and who will benefit
  • Nominator(s) history with the Leave No Trace program

It is also important to note that applications must be submitted with either photographs or a short video of the proposed Hot Spot. This media will serve as a means to quantify the before and after of the project, as well as to communicate program successes.

For more information about the Leave No Trace program, and to apply, please visit the page on the Leave No Trace website (under Community):

You will find a link to the application on this page. If you have additional questions, please email

1 comment:

Michael Aaron Hansen said...

This sounds like an excellent program. I'll be keeping my eye on it and, if I can, I'll plan to donate time to some of the hot spots.