The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recently announced the designation of Buffalo National River as a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site, taking its spot among the elite group of 12 parks nationwide that have earned this honor.
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The Gold Standard of Outdoor Ethics
Leave No Trace is a set of principles that teach people how to recreate responsibly and with minimal negative impacts on the environment. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. In order to be named a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site, each site must undergo a rigorous evaluation—so rigorous in fact, that the Buffalo National River is only the sixth National Park Service site to receive this designation and the first in Arkansas.
Learn more about the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, below.