WHAT WE DO
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 LNT Trainers and 7 LNT 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
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.
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
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.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Any formal Leave No Trace presentation that is a day or less in length. Design for the broadest variety of participants.
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.