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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace™ is an internationally recognized outdoor ethics programme that promotes the conservation in the outdoors. Centred around the seven principles of Leave No Trace, it teaches low impact outdoor skills to minimise impacts created in the outdoors during recreational activities.

Better Trails is a proud partner of Leave No Trace™ Inc. (USA) and has a team of over 20 Leave No Trace™ Trainers and 7 Leave No Trace™ Master Educators qualified in the delivery of Leave No Trace™ programmes. We embark on researches to ensure that our contents are accurate and relevant to our local/regional context.


As a proud partner of Leave No Trace™, we are committed to the integration of the Leave No Trace™ principles in all our programmes to make every adventure a responsible adventure.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace


Plan and Prepare Ahead

Successful outings require good planning and preparation. Every outdoor visit is enhanced when we take the time to improve our outdoor knowledge and skills, learn about the area we visit, plan our trip with care, and bringing the right equipment.

Travel and Camp on

Durable Surfaces

Research reveals that vehicle and trampling impact to plants and soil occur quickly but these surfaces recover slowly.  Minimize impact in popular areas by concentrating your activity on the most durable surfaces available, and in pristine areas by dispersing your activity so visible impact never form.

Dispose of Waste Properly

Protect the areas you visit by accepting the responsibility to properly dispose of all waste. Practise “Pack-it-in, pack-it-out!” Collect and carry out all trash and leftover food from your group and others. Make your outing a “trash-free” or “zero-waste” experience whenever possible.


Leave What You Find

Observe, photograph, and learn about the rocks, plants, wildlife, and natural and cultural artifacts you see during your outdoor visits, but leave them “as found” for others to enjoy. Help preserve the special qualities of the areas you visit by “leaving what you find,” and pass the gift of discovery on to those who follow.

Minimise Campfire Impacts

Many impact associated with campfires can be entirely avoidable. Do your part by adopting safe and low-impact campfire practises, or consider not having a campfire at all. Consider alternative fire source such as a camp stove for cooking.

Respect Wildlife

Observe wildlife from a distance. If they react to your presence, you are too close. Never allow wildlife to obtain any human food – it is unhealthy for them, leads to attraction and nuisance behaviours, and creates dangerous dependencies.


Be Considerate of
Other Visitors

Respect is a simple concept: if you offer respect, you are more likely to receive it. Choose to act in ways that reduce the potential for crowding, conflicts, and unnecessary noise.

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Training Structure

Awareness Workshop

Any formal Leave No Trace presentation that is a day or less in length. Design for the broadest variety of participants.

Trainer Course

Two day introductory training course. Designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor employees.

Master Educator Course

The top tier, five day, comprehensive training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics. Designed for people who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public.


Key Take Aways


new outdoor skills

Protect Nature

when you are able to apply low impact outdoor skills to minimise impacts

Gain Credibility

of being a responsible outdoor user through this internationally recognised training programme

Qualified to Teach

as a Leave No Trace Trainer

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Interested to learn more about our Leave No Trace programmes?

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