Leave No Trace


Leave No Trace Courses

Leave No Trace Ireland strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors, about the nature of their recreational impacts, as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical programme, not as a set of rules and regulations

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
1. Plan Ahead & Prepare
2. Be Considerate of Others
3. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
4. Travel and Camp on durable ground
5. Leave What you Find
6. Dispose of Waste Properly
7. Minimize the Effects of Fire

Leave no Trace Awareness Course

The third tier of Leave No Trace training is the Awareness Workshop. An Awareness Workshop can be any formal Leave No Trace presentation that is one-day or less in length. These presentations can include a wide variety of programmes, ranging from a 30-minute presentation to a day-long workshop. Experiential-based training in an outdoor setting is encouraged.
These workshops are designed for educators, children, college students, outdoor professionals, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, trail crews, hiking club members and others interested in Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The course leader for an Awareness Workshop can be a Leave No Trace Advanced Trainer or a Leave No Trace Trainer. Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace.

Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace:
• Plan Ahead and Prepare
• Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
• Dispose of Waste Properly
• Leave What You Find
• Minimize Campfire Impacts
• Respect Wildlife
• Be Considerate of Other Visitors

These courses may be run as a 1-day programme or as part of residential Outdoor Education Programme