Leave No Trace Course 2022

Join Friends of Black Rock – High Rock and Leave No Trace Trainer Allana Havernick for a fun and informative weekend learning Leave No Trace Principles.

In preservation is education and awareness. Friends of Black Rock High Rock, in partnership with Nevada Outdoor School is hosting a weekend long, 16-hour Leave no Trace Trainer Course. Participants will be able, after training, to present effective Leave No Trace Awareness to individuals and small groups.
May 14-15, 2022
This 16-hour course will be presented over a two-day campout. The course will begin at 10am on Saturday with breaks for lunch and a late dinner. Sunday will be an early start, 8am, in order to conclude in time for a daytime departure from the campsite.
The training will be held on the property of Fly Ranch, nineteen miles north of Gerlach, Nevada. This will be dispersed camping (limited facilities) and participants will be expected to be self-reliant.
Details will be provided to registrants as the event date approaches, make sure to include a valid email with your signup.

There is no fee associated with the course, however all meals will be the responsibility of the participant except Saturday’s dinner and Sunday’s lunch which FBR will provide. RSVP is required before this course.

This two-day course is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops. This event will focus on the specifics of offering Awareness Workshops. Through classroom discussions, lectures and activities this course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss outdoor ethics, as well as give the participants tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to recreationists.
Things you might be wondering…
Is there a charge for the training?
Nope. Because Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) believes in Leave No Trace ethics as a significant conservation tool that can and should be used by everyone there is no charge to attend this course!
We encourage you to support NOS  by making a donation:
If you do not know NOS you should! They are leaders in youth, training and healthy community programs with a focus on outdoor ethics throughout rural, northern Nevada.
Learn more about the work they do, the programs they hold and how to become a part of the NOS community:
What will I need to bring?
Plan ahead and be prepared. Though not far from Gerlach, Fly Ranch is still considered a remote backcountry. The month of May can be quite cool and wet and nights in the desert are often very cold. We will provide a light dinner on Saturday and a light lunch on Sunday. Bring water and snacks, and be prepared as you would be for a weekend camping.
How do I reserve a spot?
We are offering this training to current and active FBRHR and Fly Ranch Project volunteers and leaders. Trainees will be able to share their training as presenters to docents, Fly Guardians and others. There are only 14 spots available (another training may be scheduled on another date). If you are planning on being a lead docent, a lead program/site stewardship volunteer and/or sharing your knowledge with your community of practice we welcome you to register here on a first-come, first served basis:
Can I bring a dog, a parrot, or a significant other?
No. Really, a parrot?

Participants who complete the course will receive a Leave No Trace certificate.

Leave No Trace PrinciplesLNT logo

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more information, or for help to sign up for this course, contact the staff at info@blackrockdesert.org

This signup sheet is for the 14th and 15th of May

Leave No Trace May 14th-15th 2022

Event Chairs: Stacey Wittek and Karleena Hitchcock