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Leave No Trace in the Adirondack Forest Preserve

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

How to be a Low-impact Ninja in the Woods

PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE*

TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES *

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY*

  • Use pit privies provided near popular camping areas and trailheads. If none are available, dispose of human waste by digging a hole 6″-8″ deep at least 150 feet from water or campsites. Cover with leaves and soil. (video)
  • Do not use soap to wash yourself, clothing or dishes within 150 ft of water.
  • Carry out what you carry in.

LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND*

MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS*

RESPECT WILDLIFE*

BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS*

Taking it another step

  • Practice, demonstrate, and share the things you have learned.
  • Embrace minimalism, efficiency, and a low-impact lifestyle
  • Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose whenever possible
  • Consider the larger impact of food, equipment, and clothing choices
  • Minimize waste, Reduce energy consumption
  • Contribute to conserving and restoring the places you love

More Resources

NYSDEC Hiking, Camping and Paddling Resources
Leave No Trace – Wikipedia
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles
Ethics & Low Impact Camping
Negative Trace – Going Beyond Leave No Trace

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