Consider Leave No Trace guidelines in frontcountry settings. FEAVE NO TRACE. FRONTCOUNTRY GUIDELINES. SCWD. As more people use parks and recreation facilities,. LEAVE NO TRACE guidelines become even . Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for.

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The Leave No Trace Frontcountry Program has been developed in cooperation with land managers has experienced significant growth over the past few years. Various demographic, geographic and behavioral factors have been taken into consideration during the development of the Frontcountry education program.

According to the Outdoor Industry Association there are three times as many car campers and five times as many day hikers as there are backpackers in the U.

The number fdontcountry day hikers is projected to increase from 47 million people to 74 million people byand car campers are expected to increase from 42 million to 62 million by Various market trends were also considered in targeting day hikers and car campers.


For example, according to a USDA Forest Service study day hiker days are projected to surpass the one billion days mark by Skip to main content.

Outdoor Ethics for Frontcountry. Remember food and water, and clothes to protect you from cold, heat and rain. Learn about the areas you plan to visit. Read books, check online and talk to people before you go. Do not step on flowers or small trees. Once damaged, they may not grow back. Respect private property by staying on designated trails. Camp only on existing or designated campsites to avoid damaging vegetation. Good campsites are found, not made.

Put litter—even crumbs, peels and cores—in garbage bags and carry it home.

Leave No Trace – Frontcountry Guidelines

Use bathrooms or outhouses when available. If not available, bury human waste in a small hole inches deep and feet or 70 big steps from water. Do not put soap, food, or human or pet waste in lakes or streams. Treat living plants with respect.

Carving, hacking or peeling plants may kill them. Stoves are easier to cook on and create less impact than a fire.

Outdoor Ethics for Frontcountry

Use only existing fire rings to protect the ground from heat. Keep your fire small.


Pack out all trash and food. Firewood should be either bought from a local vendor or gathered on site guideoines allowed. Don’t bring firewood from home – it can harbor tree killing insects and diseases.

Many states regulate the movement of untreated firewood. Before gathering any firewood, check local regulations. Burn all wood to ash and be sure the fire is completely out and cold before you leave. Human food is unhealthy for all wildlife and feeding them starts bad habits. Protect wildlife and your food by securely storing your meals and trash.

Keep your pet under control to protect it, other visitors and wildlife. Avoid making loud noises or yelling. You will see more wildlife if you are quiet. Be sure the fun you have outdoors does not bother anyone else. Remember, other visitors are there to enjoy the outdoors too.