According to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, nine out of ten people who visit the outdoors are uniformed about minimizing their impact. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard. They also apply to almost every recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts.
Teri Fick, the Minnesota State Advocate for Leave No Trace, has agreed to partner with the Friends of Tettegouche to set up an educational booth next to the visitor center at the park. Come to Tettegouche to learn more about outdoor ethics – and enjoy our flora, fauna, and stunning views while you’re there!
Photo credit: Annie Heiderscheit