As more people begin to share a love forgetting outside, our impacts on the outdoors grows. With each new pair of boots on the trails, we gain an potential advocate—we also gain a greater collective responsibility to tread lightly and leave it better than we found it.
“Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources.”
At Outdoor Advocacy Project we believe our deepest responsibility, and privilege, as a community is as stewards to the outdoors. We take so much from this land, leaving an impact every time we pitch our tents, send a route, paddle a river, hike a trail, catch a fish, drive our rigs, pedal our bikes. In turn, it is our duty to give back and lessen our impacts whenever we can.
Stewardship can be a big, like volunteering at a local non-profits trail day or getting certified as a Leave No Trace master educator. Stewardship can also be simple, like committing to pick up one piece of trash every time you get outside. Stewardship is a lifestyle – and we’re here to help you live it.
Resources to get you started
- Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
- Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
- Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Best Practices Guide
- Learn about Outdoor Stewardship Week via The Corps Network
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