Leave No Trace

Proud Partner_FullColor Leave No Trace logoThe California desert region is a uniquely special place, and as outdoor recreation and enjoyment of public lands in the California desert soars, and annual visitation reaches record highs, it’s more important than ever that we each think about the impact our actions can have on the environment.

Small actions can have big impacts. By being conscientious, planning ahead, and making smart choices while enjoying recreational activities outdoors in national parks, preservers, and monuments, we can minimize our individual impact on the environment, and the very natural and cultural resources that make these places so special. Afterall, public lands belong to all of us, and we each play a role in caring for them for the future enjoyment of generations to come.

Visit 29 Palms is proud to be a Leave No Trace Community Partner and works to help raise awareness for responsible outdoor recreation practices, and the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. More information and resources about Leave No Trace skills and ethics are available at the 29 Palms Visitor Center, open daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm at 73484 Twentynine Palms Hwy.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles:

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

© 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org

Leave No Trace Social Media Guidance:

Tag thoughtfully – avoid tagging (or geotagging) specific locations. Instead, tag a general location such as a state or region, if any at all. While tagging can seem innocent, it can also lead to significant impacts to particular places.

Be mindful of what your images portray – give some thought to what your images may encourage others to do. Images that demonstrate good Leave No Trace practices and stewardship are always in style.

Give back to places you love – invest your own sweat equity into the outdoor spaces and places you care about. Learn about volunteer stewardship opportunities and get involved in the protection of our shared lands.

Encourage and inspire Leave No Trace in social media posts – given the millions of social media users in the world, think of the incredible potential that social media has to educate outdoor enthusiasts – first timers to seasoned adventurers – about enjoying our wild lands responsibly.

Learn more about the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics organization!