THE FIVE STEP BCHW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

LEAVE NO TRACE

1/14/2004

STEP 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO "LEAVE NO TRACE"

A Master or a Trainer will teach this introduction.

a. What is LNT?

b. Why we need to learn the skills involved.

c. The political importance of LNT.

d. Explain the 7 principles.

e. This class can take place in chapter meetings or a classroom.

STEP 2. THE LNT "BASIC SKILLS CLASS"

A Master or a Trainer will teach this class.

Class members will learn how to perform LNT skills.

This class will be at least one night in a camping situation with stock.

All 7 principles will be taught hands on; i.e. fires will actually be built, highlines will be put up, tents will be used and cat holes will be dug.

This is NOT a packing clinic or a horsemanship class.

These classes will be held each year through out the state.

STEP 3. "A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF BASIC SKILLS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY"

This class has been added as of 12/07/02 to give those who have completed the Basic Skills Class and want a practical backcountry experience using LNT Principles. The Master Trainer will have full control to the parameters of this class as to place, time, further instruction, number of participants and need. This class is not required to qualify for the Train the Trainer Class. The intent is to offer a backcountry application of LNT Skills for those who do not want to be trainers.

STEP 4. THE "TRAIN THE TRAINER" CLASS

Master Trainers and Trainers will conduct this class.

This class will prepare interested people in techniques of TEACHING LNT principles.

This class will be at least two days and two nights in a camping situation with stock and tents.

This class will provide local chapters with local LNT trainers.

This class will be offered once each year the week end of the first Saturday in May.

Participants must have completed a basic skills class.

 

 

 

STEP FIVE: "A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF LNT PRINCIPLES IN THE BACKCOUNTRY FOR TRAINERS"

At least 2 Masters will take a small group of Trainers on a backcountry horse-packing trip for a practical application of LNT Principles. The Masters are observers in this class. There may be more than one of these classes each year.

The Masters will determine the place and date of this class. If more than one class is needed, it will be arranged at that time.

The Forest Rules for the area will apply.

The participants will plan the trip including stock needed, food, and equipment needed.

Cost of this trip will be divided between the participants.

Trainers requesting this class are to contact Education Chair at LNT@bchw.org