Leave No Trace Seven Principles approved by Park  (downloadable PDF document in English or Spanish)                       To purchase Anza-Borrego LNT stickers, click on designs above       

New Partnerships   Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Anza-Borrego) and the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) are excited to announce a new partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics for the upcoming 2020/2021 desert season. Thousands of visitors from around the world enjoy California’s largest state park each year for a variety of recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, star gazing, wildlife viewing, equestrian use and camping to name a few. This upcoming season, the Leave No Trace initiative aims to introduce new and returning outdoor enthusiasts to the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace tailored specifically for Anza-Borrego and other desert public lands.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park   “One of the main goals of the Leave No Trace initiative is to ensure that our staff and partners are not just educating visitors about the park rules, but showing visitors how they can be applied to protect the park’s resources for current and future generations,” said Acting District Superintendent Ray Lennox. “We are thankful to the Anza-Borrego Foundation for leading this effort and for their support in working with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to adapt the Seven Principles for our park.”

Timely Initiative with Expected High Visitation in Upcoming Season   California State Parks and partners are expecting high visitation and increased use with the beginning of the desert season. The Leave No Trace initiative will help provide different options around activities such as camping and campfire use, human waste disposal and regular trash to help alter behavior to first time visitors, and visitors who may be familiar with dry camping but not in more sensitive desert environments. The goal is to communicate the seven Leave No Trace Principles (see detailed guidelines and downloadable documents above) in the park through various outreach efforts such as two Anza-Borrego Desert-specific designs, one of our wind caves and one depicting native plants to our desert, helping promote these best wilderness practices in our park and supporting advocacy and education. Other outreach efforts will include videos highlighting individual principles and other efforts. Stay tuned here, on social media and through our e-connections!

Windcaves Design for LNT Stickers (click on image for link to State Park store and LNT items)

To explore tools we have available at our State Park Store to follow desert guidelines and recreate responsibly, CLICK HERE! Keep an open mind!



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