This decal is part of an effort to encourage Wilderness Stewardship in the Sierra Nevada.
|“The best thing we have learned from nearly 500 years of contact with the American wilderness is restraint, the willingness to hold our hand: to visit such places for our soul’s good, but to leave no tracks.”
– Wallace Stegner
LEAVE NO TRACE
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impact
Be Considerate of Others
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Become a Wilderness Steward
Many visitors to Wilderness areas are profoundly touched by these wild places. Experiencing the Wilderness first-hand often leads to a desire to contribute to its preservation. Inspired visitors want to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy these sacred places, just as we have had them passed down and cared for by the stewards who have gone before us.
You Can Help – Learn More About Stewardship
A good place to start is the website and programs of the LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER (www.LNT.org), a world leader in teaching minimum impact skills to adults and young people. Additional information can be found at wilderness.net. Contact local wilderness managers for other ideas promoting stewardship.
Sierra Nevada Wilderness, An American Treasure
Much of the beloved “High Sierra” is protected as Wilderness Areas to provide for present and future generations “an enduring resource of wilderness”. The United States is unique among nations in creating a National Wilderness Preservation System. Less than 4% of the land area of the U.S. is protected as Wilderness, but this represents some of the most beautiful, undisturbed, natural landscapes in the world.
2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act which defines Wilderness as a place “Where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man” and mandates that “Preserving the Wilderness Character” is the primary goal in the management of Wilderness Areas.