"Leave No Trace" is a set of principles designed to help outdoor enthusiasts enjoy nature in a responsible and sustainable way. It means leaving the environment just as you found it, without leaving any traces of your visit. In the context of outdoor recreation, "Leave No Trace" means minimizing the impact of human activities on the environment, including reducing waste, avoiding damage to plants and wildlife, and preserving natural features.
At Headwaters Trails Alliance, we fully support the "Leave No Trace" concept as it aligns with our goals of promoting responsible and sustainable outdoor recreation in Grand County, Colorado. We believe that visitors to the area can have a positive impact on the environment and the community by following these guidelines. By respecting the natural environment, we can ensure that these trails remain a valuable resource for future generations.
To help leave no trace, visitors to the trails in Grand County should pack out all trash and waste, avoid disturbing or damaging plants and wildlife, stay on designated trails to avoid erosion and habitat destruction, and respect wildlife by keeping a safe distance and not feeding them. By following these guidelines, we can all help to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of Grand County's trails for future generations to enjoy.
#StandGrand is a stewardship campaign started by Grand Places 2050, a collaboration of private, nonprofit, state and federal land managers working to plan for the future of recreation. We think Grand County Colorado is a pretty spectacular place and we want to keep it that way. Please join us as stewards of our invaluable lands, water and wildlife by being familiar with best practices as you are recreating in our fabulous county!