Leave No Trace (LNT) Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national and international designed to help outdoor enthusiasts reduce their impact on the environment while they are hiking, camping, or doing any other activity in the outdoors. The program promotes responsible use of recreational site and educates lovers of the outdoors to make conscious decisions when pursuing their passions. It is not a set of rules and regulations but an overall awareness program for those that enjoy the outdoors.
There are seven principles in the LNT program:
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
You can find out more details about these 7 principles at the LNT site. I recommend you make yourself away of these principles so you can reduce your impact on these wonderful areas so that other, including your children and grandchildren can enjoy them in the same beautiful state that you have.