2009 MOOP Map

MOOP, noun – Matter Out Of Place; especially as it applies to Black Rock City and its Citizens. Can be anything: cigarette butts, bottle caps, glowsticks, fireworks, but is often disguised as debris, i.e., broken bits of wood, plastic, metal, glass and plants. Can also be a condition: burn scars, grey water, dunes, etc.

moop, verb – to pick up Matter Out Of Place.

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Map of Black Rock City depicting MOOP impact.  Red areas indicate zones where high levels of MOOP were discovered during playa restoration.  Yellow areas indicate zones of moderate impact, while green areas indicate zones with little or no MOOP.

RED: HIGH IMPACT TRACE

Also known as hot spots, the impact trace conditions embedded into the playa in your vicinity were heavily problematic and spread out over a vast area. Get your restoration team and tools together. Set your boundaries, do your line sweep, identify the issues, restore… go green!

YELLOW: MODERATE IMPACT TRACE

While neither the best nor worst, your impact trace is the ever-changing average. On the bright side, with a good strategy your camp has strong potential to go green. However, slack could easily put your camp into the red.

GREEN: LOW TO NO IMPACT TRACE

Green as in GO! GO! GO! You get an A+ for awesome. Your camping area left no trace. Keep up the good work! BLACK ROCK CITY SALUTES YOU. Please share your LNT strategies with your friends and fellow campers.