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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Managing your pet will keep people, dogs, livestock, and wildlife from feeling threatened.

Conflicts between visitors Litter, grafitti, and vandalism Off-trail hiking and cutting switchbacks Pet management and waste Removal of plants, artifacts, and natural objects Safety of visitors Trespassing on adjacent properties Wildlife habituation and harrassment. Expect to meet other visitors.

Graffiti and vandalism have no place anywhere, and they spoil the experience for others. Remember proper clothing, sunscreen, hats, first aid kits, and plenty of drinking water.

Do not step on flowers or small trees. Pack out all trash and food. Various market trends were also considered in targeting day hikers and car campers.

Outdoor Ethics for Frontcountry

Use bathrooms or outhouses when available. Remember, other visitors are there to enjoy the outdoors too. Various demographic, geographic and behavioral factors have been taken into consideration during the development of the Frontcoutnry education program. Learn about the areas you plan to visit.


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Research shows that the majority of outdoor use occurs as weekend or day trips in frontcountry areas close to population centers. Make sure you carry your family’s name, phone number, and address. Control your speed when biking or running. Frontcountry is composed of outdoor guideline that are easily accessible by vehicle and mostly visited by day users. Frontcountry recreation is enjoyed by more people of differing experience levels, goals, and backgrounds than backcountry recreation.

Americans have been taught that they deserve a good life and they have the right to treat ‘public’ places however they want. Even materials, such as orange peels, apple cores and food scraps, take years to break down and may attract unwanted oeave that could become a problem. If not available, bury human waste in a small hole inches deep and feet or 70 big steps from water. Take a small shovel or scoop and a pick-up bag to pick frontcounhry your pet’s waste— wherever it’s left.

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Leave No Trace – Frontcountry Guidelines

Once damaged, they may not grow back. These varying groups bring varying levels of knowledge of proper use and respect for the resource.

When visiting any outdoor area, try to leave it the same as you find it. 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.


Trash is unsightly and ruins everyone’s outdoor experience. Pass with care and let others know before you pass.

The less impact we each make, the longer we will enjoy what we have. Remember food and water, and clothes to protect you from cold, frontcountey and rain.

Avoid disturbing others by making noise or playing loud music. Anyone you meet backpacking in the wilderness will have a set of basic hiking, packing, and camping skills but people in a state park range from a family on their first camping trip to a group of college guys having a beer party.

Make sure your pet is on a leash or controlled at all times.

These environments are not pristine and far from wild, but the Leave No Trace guidelines are still relevant in these manicured locations. It frontcounry just where you live – from Oregon to New Jersey we see the same problem with people abusing and neglecting their public resources.

Treat living plants with respect. Don’t bring firewood from home – it can harbor tree killing insects and diseases.

Outdoor Ethics for Frontcountry | Leave No Trace

Use the buddy system. Before gathering any firewood, check local regulations. Avoid making loud noises or yelling.