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2020 Hot Spot Nomination

Nominate a Hot Spot!

3. Will you be the primary point of contact throughout the planning and coordination process?
*The primary contact (Hot Spot host) must be able to co-lead the coordination and planning process with our Outreach Manager* *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
8. Has this site ever been nominated as a Hot Spot before?
Which year/years was it nominated? (check all that apply)
9. Type of impacts occurring at your proposed Hot Spot site. Please check all that apply. *This question is required.
12. For the area of focus within this Hot Spot, is there existing baseline monitoring data on resource and/or social conditions? *This question is required.
14. Are you aware of potential local or regional funding sources to help offset Hot Spot costs?

*Hot Spot nominations are now broken into three financial categories:  1) Those with existing or available funds to put toward Hot Spot efforts, 2) Those who are able to work with Leave No Trace staff to collaboratively submit local or regional grant proposals to help fund Hot Spot efforts, and 3) Those who both do not have available funding and are not aware of or able to seek grant proposals.  We understand circumstances vary across all parks and protected areas, so being in category 3 does not eliminate your chances of being selected, but initial preference will be given to categories 1 and 2.  We are able to help search for possible local and regional grants to collaboratively submit proposals for, as well.

Grant funds would be shared between the Center and your organization/agency to offset the cost of Hot Spots for the Center as well as establishing funding for future implementation of Leave No Trace on-site resulting from the Hot Spot (i.e. updating signage, sending a staff member to a Trainer Course or Master Educator Course, etc).

Please feel free to email Mitch Warnick (Outreach Manager) at with questions regarding this.
*This question is required.
17. Please list three intended outcomes for this project. *This question is required.
20. Please upload impact photos that demonstrate the need for this area to be a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. If your photos fail to upload, please send those high resolution images to (Note: JPG supported, but JPEG not supported)
Thank you for your nomination.  When you hit submit, you will be redirected to the Leave No Trace In Every Park Online Self Assessment.  In order for your nomination to be complete, you must fill that out as well.

**In order to properly relate the results from both surveys, NAME, EMAIL, and LOCATION/PARK/PROTECTED AREA MUST BE IDENTICAL**