As a part of the Crested Butte community, we love this place for its pristine mountain environments, and for the privilege to access and enjoy such places. With this in mind, we want to provide valuable resources and education to help minimize human impacts.
We have developed these guides geared toward promoting individual action and responsibility, while also providing helpful information on preparation for activities and outings. Here are some good links for starters:
Crested Butte Pledge
I pledge to enjoy Crested Butte responsibly
I will feed my sense of adventure, but never feed the wildlife.
I will be quick to get here, but slow through town.
I will come prepared for any experience.
When I explore new places, i will leave them as I found them.
I will carve the snow and not the trees.
I will hit the slopes and not other skiers.
And when nature calls, I won't answer the call on nature.
Learn more by checking out our activity guides below:
Leave No Trace
One of the most important organizations we reference our guides with is Leave No Trace. LNT, as it's known shorthand, is a guide that outlines the best ways to leave minimal human impact in the outdoor areas we enjoy.
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
Learn more about each of these principles here.
We encourage you to pay special attention to these icons and info before setting out for outdoor activities in order to establish and maintain healthy outdoor habits that will ensure the protection of these wild and beautiful places for years to come. Know before you go!
Crested Butte Conservation Corps
CBCC is a full time, 6 day a week, on the ground trail crew aiming to minimize human impacts, protect our valuable resources, and steward them for the best experiences possible. Learn more.
Check out some upcoming events in the Crested Butte area to learn more about how you can work with the community and get involved with environmental efforts.