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Miller, T. 2016. Leave no trace for stock users video series. 1623 2D03. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program.

Outdoor recreation has steadily increased since the 1960s. Today, nearly 200 million people visit national forests each year and hundreds of millions more visit national and State parks. With so many people recreating in the front and backcountry, the potential impact on natural resources is significant.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, teamed with other public and private outdoor organizations to develop the concepts of “Leave No Trace.” Leave No Trace is all about personal ethics and responsibility. The idea is simple–leave the places you enjoy as good or better than you found them.

The video series “Leave No Trace for Stock Users” explains the practical application of Leave No Trace concepts. This closed–captioned DVD contains 11 chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Front Country Considerations
  • Assembling a Minimum Impact Camp
  • Stock Containment and Grazing

Order the DVD by calling 406–329–3900 or by emailing wo_mtdc_pubs@fs.fed.us and referencing product number 1623 2D03. (Note: this title is only available on DVD)

Keywords: backcountry, back country, Back Country Horseman of America, BCHA, camping, frontcountry, front country, horses, Leave No Trace, LNT, minimum impacts, mules, natural resources, packstock, stock, sustainability