There are 2 upcoming opportunities to take a Leave No Trace
TRAINER Course and become an LNT TRAINER.
Both courses are being held April 9 and 10, in two separate, relatively-local locations, at low cost.
The USFS is a long-time supporter and sponsor of LNT, and we have a goal as a Forest to increase our skills in LNT.
These are LNT TRAINER courses (2 days including 1 overnight), and are less comprehensive or intense than an LNT MASTER EDUCATOR course (5 days, 4 overnites). However -- it is super good training and skills. And qualifies you to teach LNT Awareness to others.
Particularly valuable to those folks involved in Trails or Wilderness or Outdoor Education.
Also, we are currently working with the Cherokee National Forest to set up an LNT TRAINER course next fall, late October or early November, possibly with a Frontcountry emphasis, either on the MRNRA or in Northeast Tennessee.
Additional info on LNT and MASTERS and TRAINERS is at LNT.org.
These 2 courses:
1. April 9-10, at Shenandoah National Park, sponsored by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Trail Patrol. $65, limited to 8. Contact Cindy Kelly (TPLNT@patc.net) or 410-939-5029. Info at the training link at patc.net.
2. April 9-10, Claytor Lake Nature Center, Bedford, VA. Sponsored by Lynchburg College, Outdoor Leadership Program. $65. More info and link is below.