Nominate a hot spot in need of LNT attention

Litter, dog poop, invasive species, trail and campsite erosion, polluted water, names carved in trees, filthy campfire rings, cigarette butts along a trail, damaged cultural and historic sites, toilet paper “flowers” around campsites, pets chasing wildlife. Yuck.

Sometimes the result of humans recreating outdoors is more destructive than protective.

If you know of a severely-impacted outdoor area that would benefit from Leave No Trace awareness, you can nominate it as a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. Individuals, groups, non-profits, members and governmental agencies can nominate a potential hot spot to receive some or all of the following: expert consultation on solutions and program implementation, training, educational materials, visits from the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, creation of locally-tailored programs to meet site-specific needs, volunteer support, and overall assistance in putting the LNT program into action.

LNT will choose one Hot Spot per quarter to achieve measurable improvement in on-the-ground conditions.

For more information or to nominate a Hot Spot:

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110 reviewer rep
762 forum posts
March 11, 2010 at 7:28 a.m. (EST)

I know a spot here that would benefit from a little LNT TLC! Even though the Glenn Onoko Access area and trail in Jim Thorpe are are designated as a state park they are a mess.

1,663 reviewer rep
3,956 forum posts
March 12, 2010 at 7:28 p.m. (EST)

Most river corridors with easy access that I've been to, are in bad need of LNT practices. They have the LNT signs, just not enough cooperation. As hard as it is to believe, some visitors are not able to open the bear proof trash bins apparently, and just leave their plastic bag beside it on the ground. I've witnessed this multiple times in the National Forest.

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