Butterflies in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Arizona

LNT Principle 6: Respect Wildlife

Learn about wildlife through quiet observation. Do not disturb wildlife or plants just for a "better look". Observe wildlife from a distance so they are not scared or forced to flee. Large groups often cause more damage to the environment and can...
Campfire in Lockett Meadow, near Flagstaff, Arizona Camping

LNT Principle 5: Minimize Campfire Impacts

Fires vs. Stoves: The use of campfires, once a necessity for cooking and warmth, is steeped in history and tradition. Some people would not think of camping without a campfire. Campfire building is also an important skill for every camper. Yet, the natural...
Grand Canyon Arizona Cairns Rock Formation

LNT Principle 4: Leave What You Find

Allow others a sense of discovery by leaving rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts and other objects of interest as you find them. The activities for this Leave No Trace principle deal with cultural artifacts; however, leave what you find involves...
Havasupai Natural Bridge Grand Canyon Arizona

LNT Principle 3: Dispose of Waste Properly

HUMAN WASTE Proper disposal of human waste is important to avoid pollution of water sources, avoid the negative implications of someone else finding it, minimize the possibility of spreading disease, and maximize the rate of decomposition. In most...