MARK ELLER – Foundations and New Business Director
Our guest on The Arizona Podcast is Mark Eller, Foundations and New Business Director of Leave No Trace. We’ll learn about the seven principles to becoming good stewards of our environment as we journey out to discover the great state of Arizona. We are all the solution to conservation, and Leave No Trace is leading the way with pioneering science, hands-on training, and simple guidelines. Mark Eller develops partnerships and grant proposals, including new business, government funding sources, private foundations and corporate grant programs. He has a background in journalism, including editorial positions with multiple outdoor sports publications, and served as the director of communications for the International Mountain Bicycling Association for 11 years before joining the Center. #LeaveNoTrace #LeaveNoTrash
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.
- Plan Ahead & Prepare
- Stick to Trails
- Trash Your Trash
- Leave What You Find
- Be Careful With Fire
- Respect Wildlife
- Share the Outdoors
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Since 1994, a Leave No Trace program has been managed by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a 501(c) non-profit organization, is dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors worldwide. The center’s mission is to teach people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This mission is accomplished through education, research, volunteerism and partnerships. Leave No Trace tries to build awareness, appreciation and respect for wild-lands. The center’s youth education initiative, Leave No Trace for Every Kid, emphasizes asset development in youth through the lens of outdoor stewardship. Leave No Trace for Every Kid is shaped and inspired by the rich diversity of youth and their communities that have found joy, discovery and learning through the outdoors. The center has partnerships with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and other partners such as colleges, universities, outfitter/guide services, small businesses, non-profits and youth serving organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camp Association. There are also formal Leave No Trace in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.