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  1. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!! Get those bids in on those last remaining items, including Voile Avalanche Shovels (it is winter, afterall...), Ogio Gear Bag, Klim backcountry packs, Rancho Shocks, Tread Lightly! edition Trasharoos, and other items! treadlightly | eBay And to everyone who has already bid and won items... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of Tread Lightly! and our mission!!! Now, go play. Cheers.
  2. The bids are coming in! Most items are still well below MSRP! Remember, auction closes on the 11th, but items may time out before then!!! treadlightly | eBay
  3. And here we go! More than 50 companies have donated more than 100 products to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for its Fifth Annual Charity Auction on eBay in an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues such as restricted recreation access due to irresponsible behavior. The auction is live from today through November 11th. Visit the auction at the link below. Don't see what you were looking for? Keep an eye out, products will be uploaded throughout the day! treadlightly | eBay Why support Tread Lightly! through the eBay auction? Well, here's an answer for you. “We’ve developed some remarkable new programs to help grow the number of good stewards and educated recreationists to help protect recreation access,” said Tread Lightly!’s executive director Lori McCullough. “We’ve begun implementation, but we need help from the outdoor recreation community. Money raised from this auction is paramount in helping us save access and curtail closures.” Happy bidding!
  4. 84(ish) hours to go!!!! Starting early in the morning on November 1st, you'll be able to get your bids in...! So what else is available? What goodies have our partners donated?!?!?! Looking for a little extra tire or some ground clearance on your Nissan or Toyota 4x4? NissTec Lifts and Toytec Lifts - Home - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits and Home - Toytec Lifts: Toyota Lift Kits: FJ Cruiser Lift Kits, Tacoma Lift Kits, Tundra Lift Kits, 4 Runner Lift Kits, Sequoia Lift Kits, Toyota Truck Lift Kits Nisstec and Toytec lift components Snow is flying throughout much of the country, and whether you're getting the sled ready for some riding... or just to access your favorite back country turns... A quality jacket will help keep you warm. HMK - ..:: HMK USA ::.. Jackets, packs, gloves, and beanies And heading into the back country without the proper tools is always a risky endeavor. Help keep that pack light with one of the original, and well-trusted, multi-tools Leatherman - Leatherman Multi-Tools, Knives, and Military and Law Enforcement Tools Leatherman Sidekick Multi-tool For more information on the auction - Tread Lightly - Auction *Items shown above are for representation only. Actual items may vary slightly, see auction (when live) for product specifics.
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    Why Tread Lightly!...?

    Happy Sunday everyone! Just wanted to pass on a little update with a couple big items... First, as you've all probably seen with prior posts, we have been steadily increasing our involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and their Outdoor Ethics programming since we signed our agreement with them in 2010. Complimenting the human-powered backcountry ethics provided by Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! has been asked to directly provide responsible use training and education concerning the mechanized, motorized, and shooting programs within the BSA. Over the last week, we attended the Outdoor Ethics Conference in Arkansas, providing a Tread Trainer course specifically tailored to those programs for over 60 council educators from across the country, as well as other coursework and sitting on an ethics panel in cooperation with LNT. This is sparking a huge opportunity for Tread Lightly! as we move towards further integration into those specific programs in the Nation's largest youth serving organization. For Scouts and leaders, stay tuned to the BSA Outdoor Ethics page for further information, including the soon-to-be announced new award structure for Outdoor Ethics. BSA Outdoor Ethics Second... For those of you heading to Las Vegas for the SEMA show this coming week, please make sure to visit Tread Lightly! and meet the staff in cooperation with our friends at Omix-ADA. We'll be meeting with our partners, developing new partners, and looking to increase the resources and support that help us provide quality, relevant resources as we strive to increase the balanced protection of natural resources and continued access. More info- SEMA Show | Last but certainly not least... Don't forget that our annual eBay charity auction will open early on November 1st. Get those bids in on products for your outdoor adventures, taking advantage of bidding that begins well below retail value. Tread Lightly - Auction And until next time... Happy Trails.
  6. November 1st is coming quickly... Only 2 weeks and a day away! This annual eBay auction is one of our largest single fundraisers, helping us at Tread Lightly! continue to provide educational and training resources in an effort to protect our natural resources while ensuring continued access to the areas we all enjoy, and strive to make sure future generations can enjoy as well. Another huge thank you to our partners who have donated thousands of dollars worth of products, available to you all for as low as 40-60% of retail. A couple more highlighted products, for your morning "window shopping"...! Do bears poo in the woods? Yes. As do we... Here's a portable lavatory to help bring some privacy and ease to the "pack it ALL out" practice. Restop - RESTOP - Personal Portable Sanitation Systems RS2000 Personal Lavatory System For the family. An easy way to cook out over the campfire... AdjustaGrill - Cooking with a campfire grill made easy! Adjust-A-Grill and Fire Pan - Great for cooking food over an open fire! Adjustable campfire grill And for those more adventurous riders... Asterisk - Home page :: Asterisk Knee Protection Systems Ultracell Knee Braces *Items shown above are for representation only. Actual items may vary slightly, see auction (when live) for product specifics.
  7. And here we go!! Thank you to all our partners who have generously donated products to the auction. THE LIST....! John Deere Blue Ridge Expeditions Off-Road Teach & Tour Adventures Skyjacker Suspensions ExtremeTerrain.com HMK MY4BY.com DriveOffroad.com Motorcycle-Superstore.com Asterisk ToyotaTRDParts.com Superchips Pro Armor Vega Helmet LED Lenser Rampage Products Adjustagrill NissTec Lifts OtterBox ToyTec Lifts Muth Mirror Systems 4Mudders Giant Loop Browning Warn Industries Trail Tough Products Leatherman Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center Trail Tech MAXTRAX ASR Offroad Campfire In A Can Dallas Safari Club GoWesty Camper Products ITP RESTOP Thorlo California Jeep Authority Virtual Off Road Center Rocky Trail Outfitters Tuffy Security Products Stop & Go International Caliber Enduro Engineering Hi-Lift Jack Company TwoKnobbyTires.com Voile Manufacturing Parks Industries Motorsports & Performance SmileyBuilt Offroad and Accessories.LLC Biffy Bag Disposable Toilets Dennis Stubblefield Sales TRASHAROO We'll be updating periodically for the next couple weeks on what specific products will be available. But to start... Here's a sampling from our friends at Otterbox, DriveOffRoad.com, and Browning. OTTERBOX - iPhone 5 Cases, new iPad 3 Cases & More from OtterBox | OtterBox.com Drybox 2000 and 3000 Series Cases, as well as other goodies. DriveOffRoad.com - Jeep Parts & Jeep Accessories, Jeep Tops, Jeep Bumpers, Replacement Parts, for Jeep Wrangler CJ Willys - Drive Offroad 8500lb Winch, JK Snorkel, and full set of TL floor liners Browning - Browning North America's Official Web Site -- Firearms -- Rifles -- Over and Under Shotguns -- Guns Hunter's Combo kit, Parka, Knife/Saw combo pack, and other items *Items shown above are for representation only. Actual items may vary slightly, see auction (when live) for product specifics.
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    Why Tread Lightly!...?

    Good morning all! We hope that you've all been having a great trail season, and especially hope that everyone got a chance to see the fantastic changing of the colors going on throughout the country. As the season winds down, and gear and your trail machine are getting stowed for the season, we'd like to encourage everyone to take that few extra minutes during the pre-storage maintenance to put in a little cleaning time. As with our riding season recommendation of cleaning your bike/quad/4x4 to help stop the spread of invasive species, the pre-storage cleaning provides a perfect time to take a fine-toothed brush to it and really clean out those wheel-wells, skid plates and undercarriage, floorboards, and the like to get rid of any unwanted hitchhikers. As our mothers always told us... "Your room will be easier to clean if you just KEEP it clean". Well thanks Mom, we get it now. Keeping our trail vehicles clean after our adventures makes it easier to clean up next time, and helps us all by keeping native plants where they belong. And for the family haulers, tow-rigs and 4x4's, here's a great solution to containing the dirt, grass, and anything else your shoes may pick up on the trail once you've gotten that rig all spotless... New floormats! And since you're getting new floormats... Maybe some that say "Tread Lightly!" like these from our proud partners at Drive OffRoad.com??? So. Once that snow falls, and the trail rig goes to sleep for the winter (unless you're like us and don't mind a little snow-bashing here and there) please consider taking that extra step. Your gear will thank you, and so will we. Have a great upcoming weekend everyone!
  9. Good evening everyone! We are happy to announce that for the 5th year, we'll be running our Ebay charity auction! This is a HUGE fundraiser for us, so as you're planning for your winter holiday shopping and such, keep this opportunity in mind. More than 50 companies have donated more than 100 products to Tread Lightly! for our Fifth Annual Charity Auction on eBay in an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues such as restricted recreation access due to irresponsible behavior. The auction will be held November 1-11, 2012. Big ticket items this year include a Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle and a Toy Gator donated by John Deere. 100% of the money raised will go to help keep access to trails and recreation sites open to the public. The auction also includes plenty of 4×4 accessories, power sports equipment and outdoor gear. Bids will start at 40 to 60 percent below retail prices. More information and products coming soon!
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    Tread Lightly! launches the Ride On Utah campaign!

    Last weekend we kicked of “RIDE ON Designated Routes Utah” with a press event where key agency partners spoke on the importance of implementing the RIDE ON Designated Routes message in Utah. After the press event, several volunteers and agency partners helped plant trees and bushes at the Jordan River OHV Park. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this event a success! New RIDE ON Designated Routes Utah public service announcements are available on our website for download in 5 different sizes. A selection of the new PSAs Attendees at the launch press conference Volunteers helping plant trees at the Jordan River OHV Park
  11. The campaign, created by Tread Lightly, unites the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Division of State Parks, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration together in an effort to spread a consistent message throughout the state. Tread Lightly! also brings funding and support from the private sector, such as Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, making this a public/private partnership promoting conservation and sustainable outdoor recreation. The outreach effort is centered on the slogan RIDE ON Designated Routes, originally created for national application but now being customized with Utah-specific images. Since 1998, the number of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) registered in Utah has nearly tripled, putting additional pressure on Utah's public lands, especially in popular riding areas. RIDE ON reinforces that responsible recreation is the key to preserving and protecting Utah's many great motorized recreation opportunities. The initiative will also expand to address issues like safety and resource damage– today’s most pressing recreation issues in Utah.
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    Tread Lightly! Trainer Courses

    Glad to hear it. Let us know if there is anything we can do to answer any questions about joining or benefits.
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    Tread Lightly! Trainer Courses

    If you click on the link in the post above, below the list of Master Courses, it will take you to the webpage with the list of courses on Treadlightly.org. There is a "register" button underneath the course listing. Looking forward to seeing you there!
  14. Good morning everyone. As we continue to take massive strides in promoting responsible use of public lands in order to minimize impacts on the environment, other users, and future recreational access we are starting to look more and more to our volunteers. The Tread Trainer program started in 2003 to help build an "army" of volunteers to help support and encourage responsible recreation within their communities, and through that program, we currently have nearly 500 active trainers nationwide. Tread Trainers are equipped after a one-day course with tools and training to host awareness workshops, and provide outreach. Master Trainers are equipped after a two-day course to not only provide those same, but also to train Tread Trainers in their areas. Interested in helping us in your area? Here is an updated list of our upcoming Trainer Courses: Master Tread Trainer: October 6 - Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Tremont, Pennsylvania November 17 - Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center in Uwharrie, North Carolina To view more detailed information or to register - Tread Lightly - Master Trainer Courses Tread Trainer: To view more detailed information or to register - Tread Lightly - Trainer Courses To request a course in your area, email treadtrainer@treadlightly.org
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    Why Tread Lightly!...?

    Good morning everyone, and welcome to August! We've been busy, yet again... What's that? You'd like a quick run-down? Absolutely... Here goes: Where we've been- Master Trainer Course (hosted by Stay The Trail Colorado) - June 18 in Denver, CO Awareness Workshop for Cheyenne Mountain State Park - June 28 in Colorado Springs, CO Tread Trainer Course (hosted by Sun Valley Adaptive Sports) - July 2 in Sun Valley, ID Mountain Bike Nationals at Sun Valley - July 4-6 in Sun Valley, ID FJ Summit - July 19-21 in Ouray, CO Master Trainer Course at Camp Sol R Crown (hosted by the Boy Scouts of America) - July 28 and 29 in Wilmot, WI National Order of the Arrow Conference - July 31 to August 4 in East Lansing, MI Where are we headed? Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo - August 10-11 in Nashville, TN (Tread Trainers staffing) CAST for Kids - August 11 at Strawberry Res, UT NOHVCC Conference - August 21-25 in Great Falls, MT Tread Trainer Course (hosted by Northeast Ohio 4x4) - September 31 in Windham, OH Master Trainer Course (hosted by Rausch Creek Off-Road Park) - October 6-7 in Tremont, PA BSA Outdoor Ethics Conference - October 24-27 in Hot Springs, AR SEMA - October 30 to November 2 in Las Vegas, NV Master Trainer Course (hosted by Uwharrie Off Road Training Center) - November 16-17 in Uwharrie, NC If you are interested in participating or hosting a Master Trainer or Tread Trainer course in your area, please check the website. We will be getting the 2013 schedule running soon - Tread Lightly - Tread Trainer Our educational posters program is up and running, including making these posters available for purchase by land managers and partner organizations. These can be fully customized to address the needs of the area. For more information on this program - Tread Lightly - Respected Access Educational Posters A few pics for you all: Jason covering learning styles with a Master Trainer course in Sun Valley, ID Our new Master Trainers with the Boy Scouts Justin teaching awareness courses at the National Order of the Arrow Conference in East Lansing, MI Our Stewardship run group at FJ Summit in Ouray, CO And because they're fun... A friendly "tip of the day" Under the principle of "Do Your Part", as we move into the later days of Summer, there is still plenty of time to be involved outdoors. Keep your eye out for stewardship opportunities in your area and lend a hand. Taking even a tiny bit of time out of your day to pick up trash or fix a trail issue helps to promote the positive side of our community. A recent blog post from our Education and Stewardship Programs Manager going into a little more detail on the topic - Because Sometimes, It’s the Little Things… | treadlightlyoutdoors Happy trails...!


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