Sitka Conservation Society offers ‘Leave No Trace’ trainer certification course on June 8-9

LNTCourseSitkaWhen we go into the wild, our goal should be to enjoy the beauty while having a minimal impact on our environment. The Sitka Conservation Society will host a “Leave No Trace” trainer certification course on June 8-9 at Starrigavan Campground so outdoor leaders can learn about the seven principles from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

This course is being taught in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The instructors will be Adam Andis and Bryan Anaclerio of the Sitka Conservation Society, and Darrin Kelly of the USDA Forest Service. The course is intended for outfitters, guides, naturalists, Scout leaders and others who might lead groups into the wilderness.

The training includes 16 hours of hands-on instruction, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, and ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Each participant is asked to prepare a short 10-15 minute lesson on the Leave No Trace principles or other minimum impact topic before the class.

The cost for the course is $35, and registration is due by Friday, May 31. Participants will need to bring their own camping gear, though the Sitka Conservation Society has a limited amount that can be loaned. Please pack a lunch for the first day. The fee covers the cost of dinner on Saturday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday, plus drinks and course materials.

For more information or to register for the course, contact the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 or email Adam Andis at adam@sitkawild.org.

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