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.
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Historic Places in Oregon
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848
Phone: (541) 987-2333
Description: Colorful rock formations at John Day Fossil Beds preserve a world class record of plant and animal evolution, changing climate, and past ecosystems that span over 40 million years. Exhibits and a working lab at the Thomas Condon Paleontology and Visitor Center as well as scenic drives and hikes at all three units allow visitors to explore the prehistoric past of Oregon and see science in action.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Oregon and Washington92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 861-2471
Description: Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers. The park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow in the footsteps of the explorers and have an adventure in history.
Nez Perce National Historical Park,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington39063 US Hwy 95
Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: (208) 843-7009
Description: For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Oregon19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, MO 65738
Phone: (541) 592-2100
Description: Deep within the Siskiyou Mountains are dark, twisting passages that await your discovery. Eons of acidic water seeping into marble rock created and decorated the wondrous “Marble Halls of Oregon.” Join a tour, get a taste of what caving is all about, and explore a mountain from the inside and out.
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