Due to its island status, Achill offers a unique area for cultural, biological and geographical environments in which to study Leave No Trace skills and ethics with its sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, freshwater, lakes and streams, mountains and moorlands.
This week a number of students and staff participated in a Certified Awareness Course to learn the basic skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. This 1 day Certified Course is the first step in our 3 tiered training structure, designed for educators, college students, outdoor professionals, hiking club members and others interested in Leave No Trace Ireland skills and ethics. Workshop topics included the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Participants learned how to apply these principles in their work and how they are relevant to the Achill environments.