Minimal-Impact Camping and Hiking: Go Gently Into That Good Land

To preserve America’s wilderness, it is important for campers and hikers to avoid disturbing the land and the wildlife. Following these practices for low-impact hiking, campsite selection, and waste disposal is a good place to start.

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Move quietly in the wilderness. Grant those who come after you a sense of discovery by leaving rocks, plants and other natural objects as you found them.