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Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics

Forest Aerial View

What is Leave No Trace?

Leave No Trace Canada (LNT) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands. The principles of Leave No Trace are supported by Hope Mountain Centre and infused into all of our areas of operation.

 

Seven Principles of LNT

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Leave What You Find

  • Minimize Camp Fire Impacts

  • Respect Wildlife

  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Levels of Training

There are 3 levels of training recognized by Leave No Trace Canada. (diagram credit LNT.org).

LNT Training programs Structure

Training Level Descriptions

Awareness Workshop

This workshop is one day or less in length and can take the form of a discussion about the Leave No Trace principles or can be a full day of formal training. A workshop can be specifically designed for individual groups, such as Scouts, canoe club members, guides, etc.

Trainer Course

This 2-day course is taught mostly or totally outside and includes 1 night of camping. It is intended for outdoor recreational users who wish to teach others how to minimize their impact on the natural environment whether they are hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, etc. This course is ideal for guides, youth group leaders, teachers, camp counsellors, or anyone involved in environmental education. 

 

Master Educator Course

This course provides the most comprehensive level of training with 4-5 days training, including a minimum of 3 nights camping. After successful completion, students will be qualified to teach both Awareness Workshops and Trainer Courses. In addition to in-depth instruction on the seven principles of Leave No Trace, this course will teach participants how to teach other trainers.  It is ideal for people in leadership positions with youth and adults in the outdoors.  This includes scouting leaders, park rangers, youth group leaders, camp educational directors, or others involved in environmental education. Check HERE for 2016 Hope Mountain Centre course description.

Workshops & Courses Provided by Hope Mountain Centre

Hope Mountain Centre has partnered with Leave No Trace Canada to deliver Awareness Workshops and Trainer Courses.

Hope Mountain Centre provides workshops and courses to groups in the Hope region upon request. Contact our LNT Educator Moon Pruvost to inquire about availability and group pricing by email at mpruvost@hopemountain.org or by phone at (778) 847-1480.

Awareness Workshops can accommodate groups of up to 20 people and cost approximately $600 per group (equivalent to $30 pp).

 

Trainer Courses have a maximum of 12 participants and cost approximately $4,800 per group (equivalent to $400 pp). 

If your group can commit to a date with 6 months+ advance notice, we can seek a grant to potentially partially or fully cover the cost of the course/workshop. Contact us to discuss further.

 

Visit the LNT website to learn more including upcoming courses by other providers at leavenotrace.ca

Hope Mountain Centre LNT Instructors

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Moon Pruvost, LNT Master Educator

Moon is Hope Mountain Centre’s Program Director. She is an experienced educator and backcountry mountain guide. Her passion for the natural world and grizzly bears led her to study Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. She is certified in Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Skills Training, Leave No Trace Level 2 (Master Educator) and has experience as a bushcraft/survival instructor. Moon loves to share her knowledge and love of the outdoors with people of all ages! When she is not guiding, you can usually find her exploring the outdoors with her puppy, Kenai.

Watch the Video

Thank you, Shaw TV, for recording and sharing this video that includes our efforts of LNT education on your show "You Don't Say".

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