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Leave No Trace Principles

Backcountry Horse Use

Leave No Trace principles are universal for all regions of the United States. Specific information within each principle may vary from place to place, depending on the local environment and activity pursued.

It is important to remember that LNT principles are guidelines, not rules. Consider your surroundings, local regulations, weather concerns, and your skill level when choosing the best way to Leave No Trace. Special considerations specific to a particular region or activity are included in more detailed LNT information.

For a detailed look at these LNT principles, please see the Backcountry Horse Use Skills and Ethics Booklet. Also look at the Backcountry Horsemen's Guidebook, courtesy of Backcountry Horsemen of California and Backcountry Horsemen of America.

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Plan Ahead and Prepare

Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces

Pack It In, Pack It Out

Properly Dispose of What You Can't Pack Out

Leave What You Find

Minimize Use and Impact of Fires

The above is an actual photograph of damage in a National Forest caused by improper stock use.  Protect our access to the back country by practicing Leave-No-Trace Techniques!

For more detailed Leave No Trace information for this area, see Backcountry Horse Use Skills and Ethics Booklet.

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