Leaving No Trace

Leaving No Trace is arguably Burning Man’s most important Principle. If we don’t uphold that one, no more Black Rock City. But Leaving No Trace is not just about the playa; it’s our ethic about the whole planet. Burners are environmentalists. It’s just our nature.

This section contains detailed guidelines and tips about how to leave no trace on the playa.

Last Year’s MOOP Map

Each year, the Playa Restoration Team makes a map of the Matter Out of Place (MOOP) left in Black Rock City after the event. (Read more about the 2022 MOOP map in the Burning Man Journal.)