The Arizona Office of Tourism and the © Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have forged a partnership to promote sustainable tourism practices across Arizona’s spectacular landscapes and unique destinations. Because people form lasting connections with nature when they understand how to protect it. Here is where you can find information to equip you with Leave No Trace knowledge and skills to protect Arizona's iconic natural features while enjoying these spectacular destinations.
It begins with The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.
Arizona's 7 Principles Of
Leave No Trace
There’s so much more than just desert in Arizona. Planning ahead and preparing for the state’s diverse terrain and temperatures means you’ll be able to safely experience all that Arizona has to offer.
Wander with wonder, but please stick to the trails and camp only on existing or designated campsites. When you minimize your impact, you help protect plants, animals and yourself.
Minimize fire impacts by using only designated fire pits and keeping your campfire small, safe and attended. Arizona’s hot, dry climate is perfect to catch a blaze, making this principle ever so important.
In this short, online course, you'll learn about Arizona's recreation-related impacts; Appreciate AZ's Leave No Trace principles; and how responsible recreation can help protect the outdoor places we love.
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Appreciate AZ Coalition Partners
Do You Appreciate AZ?
Help us show Arizona some love and Keep Nature Wild with this free clean-up kit.
Stop in any of Arizona's Visitor Information Centers and grab a kit.
Get outside and enjoy Arizona's beautiful landscapes.
Trash Your Trash using the FREE kit.
Show off your support on social with #AppreciateAZ
Make sure to log your impact HERE.