Tread Lightly

Stewardship Partner

Being responsible doesn’t mean being boring

Tread Lightly! keeps America’s outdoor recreation areas beautiful, healthy and accessible.

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education with a niche in promoting safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at

For over 30 years, Tread Lightly! and its partners have lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. It’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the need to maintain healthy ecosystems.