We may all think that our hard work to “leave no trace” while recreating is enough, but this article highlights that even quiet nonconsumptive recreation- which includes hiking, biking, wildlife viewing- impacts animal presence and behavior. According to this study, nonconsumptive recreation leads to a 5 fold decline in the density of native carnivores. We need to recognize that all our actions have consequences and there is no such thing as leaving no trace, instead of being mindful of the impact we do have, staying on trail, and following closures to limit our impact are important actions to take as we #RecreateRespectfully.