“Leave No Trace Canada’s” 7 Principles
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of others
The Ontario Access Coalition is partnered with Leave No Trace Canada and is supportive of Leave No Trace Canada’s 7 Priniciples. We encourage climbers to familiarize themselves with 7 principles and to join Leave No Trace Canada in support of thier efforts to promote respect and caring for wildlands, and protect our limited resources for future recreation opportunities.
“Many of us have taken a pine cone or rock, veered off the trail to dodge mud puddles, gotten too close to wildlife or tossed an apple core into the woods. While these actions may seem harmless at the time, until we learn to reduce our impact, the quality of our outdoor experiences and the recreational resources we enjoy are at critical risk. Also at risk is our continued access to wildlands as land management agencies sometimes take restrictive action to protect the resources they manage. Unless, of course, education catches up with behavior, and we all learn to leave the outdoors as unchanged as possible by our presence.