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The 7 Principles
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.


National Reserves (2)

City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

3035 S Highway 77 Spur
Almo, ID 83312
Phone: (208) 824-5901
Description: Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here in vivid detail as "a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks," and "the silent city." Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There's inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities for geologic study, and remnants of the Old West awaiting your discovery.

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Washington

Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.
The Reserve is a unique conservation partnership, and nearly 85% of the land here is privately owned. Most of the historic homes are residences, and the fields are part of active working farms. You can help support this community by respecting private property.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (360) 678-6084
Description: This stunning landscape at the gateway to Puget Sound, with its rich farmland and promising seaport, lured the earliest American pioneers north of the Columbia River to Ebey’s Landing. Today Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preserves the historical, agricultural and cultural traditions of both native and Euro-American – while offering spectacular opportunities for recreation.
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