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 Wyoming
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana and WyomingHeadquarters Office, 5 AVE B
Fort Smith, MT 59035
Phone: (307) 548-5406
Description: The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.
Devils Tower National Monument, WyomingHwy 110 Bldg 170
Devils Tower, WY 82714
Phone: (307) 467-5283
Description: The Tower is an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. It is considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to learn more, explore more and define our place in the natural and cultural world.
Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming864 Chicken Creek Road
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone: (307) 877-4455
Description: Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a subtropical landscape.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, wy 82212
Phone: (307) 837-2221
Description: Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.