In an ongoing effort to promote the safe and responsible use of Vermont’s winter backcountry environment, the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), a new program of the Catamount Trail Association(CTA), in close partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (DFPR), Green Mountain Club (GMC), Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), the Winter Wildlands Alliance, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has finalized a new set of Leave No Trace guidelines for the Vermont backcountry. =>Complete Press Release, here.
Printable PDFs (see web-friendly JPG images below, too)
Vermont Backcountry Ethics (Short Version)
– To be posted at trailheads, shops, events and other venues
Vermont Backcountry Ethics (Long Version)
– For online viewing, primarily, and general reference
Please help to spread the word. Thanks to everyone’s valuable input over the last six months. Anyone interested in getting involved or supporting the VTBC is encouraged to join or donate to the CTA.
Enjoy the warmth and sunshine of late winter and spring.