Leave No Trace
For fifteen years we have been sewing labels listing the Principles of Leave No Trace into our larger packs. We look at it as a friendly reminder, from us to you, of your responsibility to the environment you enjoy with our packs on your back. Do your part by learning more about these principles and teaching them to others. Participate in the harmony of nature and leave no trace of your passage.
Principles of Leave No Trace
- 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
Preserving Climbing Access and Environment
As a contributing corporate partner to the Access Fund, Osprey is proud to be part of the effort to keep climbing areas open and to preserve the climbing environment. Through grants and programs, numerous events, partnerships and outreach the Access Fund has made an extraordinary difference in the climbing world over the past decade. If you're a climber, learn more and get involved.
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
The mission of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education.
The following are just a few of the other organizations that focus on the preservation and safe and responsible use of our outdoor resources and environment. Osprey Packs encourages you to learn more about each of them.
American Hiking Society
National nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting hiking and to establishing, protecting and maintaining foot trails in America.
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Alaska Conservation Foundation is a community foundation for the environment that receives and awards grants throughout the state to protect the integrity of Alaska's ecosystems and promote sustainable livelihoods for Alaska's communities and people
Alaska Wilderness League
Alaska Wilderness League is a non-profit corporation founded in 1993 to further the protection of
Alaska’s amazing public lands. The League is the only Washington, D.C.-based environmental group
devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness-quality lands
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conference is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian Trail, in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Promotes safety by reducing the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation through a program of forecasting and education. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL AVALANCHE FORECASTER!
Colorado Mountain Club
From its early days exploring the peaks of the Front Range to its insightful work to protect Rocky Mountain National Park, to the countless first ascents by members all over the world, the CMC and its members are leaders in exploration, adventure, education, and conservation. Approaching its 100th year, the organization continues with its many strong traditions and is poised to become a more dynamic organization for the enjoyment of all who love Colorado's mountains.
Colorado Wild was formed in 1998 to protect, preserve, and restore the native plants and animals of the southern Rocky Mountains, focusing its efforts on habitat protection of Colorado’s forested, roadless, public lands and other ecologically important areas.
Colorado Wild advocates for a Colorado where:
- We keep homes safe from naturally occurring forest fires
- We sustainably use forest resources without degrading the land
- We enjoy a sustainable and ecologically responsible ski industry
We preserve the natural splendor of the Colorado mountains for both native wildlife and a robust economy.
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
Promotes the appreciation, preservation, and enjoyment of America's natural lands through education and by preserving the opportunity to experience the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
A national, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing, preserving and protecting America's roadless public lands. Today there are Broads of all ages and both genders in every state in the union making their voices heard to protect America's last wild places.
San Juan Mountains Association
Enhances personal and community stewardship of natural, cultural and heritage resources on public and other lands in Southwest Colorado through education, interpretation, information and participation.
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
The voice of one of America's most threatened landscapes -- the wild and unspoiled Colorado Plateau.
Four Corners Recycling Initiative
Brings recycling opportunities for cardboard, mixed paper, and mixed metals to Montezuma County. The Initiative, which started in July 2008, is a collective effort sponsored by federal, local and private entities in rural Southwest Colorado. Our goal is to bring recycling options – particularly cardboard, mixed paper and mixed metals – to federal and local government institutions, schools, private businesses, and the public.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide.