CampingATV.com is strongly committed to the principles of Tread Lightly!® and want to stress the importance of conserving our environment so we all can continue to enjoy ATV camping and our wilderness areas. Tread Lightly! was launched in 1985 by the USDA Forest Service to help protect public and private lands. Shortly thereafter the USDI Bureau of Land Management adopted the program. To maximize its effectiveness, program responsibility was transferred to the private sector in 1990, making Tread Lightly! a non-profit organization.
Tread Lightly!, Inc. unites a broad spectrum of federal and state government agencies, manufacturers of recreational products, media, enthusiast groups, and concerned individuals who share a common goal to care for natural resources. Through education and stewardship Tread Lightly! empowers generations to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, ensuring future use of the land and water.
The message is simple: Conserve Our Environment! Make the commitment to follow Tread Lightly! principles as summarized in the TREAD pledge:
Travel and recreate with minimum impact
Respect the environment and the rights of others
Educate yourself, plan and prepare before you go
Allow for future use of the outdoors, leave it better than you found it
Discover the rewards of responsible recreation
For over 25 years, riding ATVs has been a popular American activity and is enjoying its second generation of enthusiasts. Because of the sport’s popularity, it is essential that ATV rider’s minimize their impact. Remember to always ….
Travel only in areas that are open to your type of recreation.
Travel only on routes designated for motorized use.
Don’t create new routes or expand existing trails.
Avoid sensitive areas such as wetlands, meadows, and certain desert soil types.
Cross streams only at fords where the road or trail intersects the stream.
By understanding and practicing proper ATV riding techniques you will be reducing the impact you might otherwise have on the environment. Let us help you properly equip your ATV for ATV camping.
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