Leave No Trace

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History

Historically Leave No Trace refers to a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. It originated in the United States during the 1960's and 70's It is built on 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.

In 1998 Burning Man formally adopted the “Leave No Trace” principles, borrowing the phrase from the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service, which jointly popularized it in a widely circulated 1987 brochure.

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