As avid off-roaders, hikers, and general outdoor enthusiasts nothing pleases us more than to announce that we have become an official partner of TreadLightly.org. We are pleased to be among industry partners and national organizations, such as Toyota, Jeep, 4 Wheel Parts, Google, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and countless others who are helping to educate the public and improve our public lands.
What does TreadLightly.org do?
Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. Tread Lightly!’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife. The scope of our work includes both land and water, and is representative of nearly every form of outdoor recreation including, but not limited to hunting, recreational shooting, fishing and boating. We also have a niche in promoting safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors.
We offer a myriad of programs, trainings and educational material to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of treading lightly. Tread Lightly! is also a member-based organization. Without the help and support of our members, we would be unable to deliver award-winning programs and campaigns. Thank you!
What are TreadLightly's principles?
Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing your or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.
Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.
Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.
Collectively our passions at Ace Race Parts revolve around the automotive industry, with a heavy focus on high horsepower turbo applications; however, our passions don't just end on the asphalt. We are big believers in getting out and exploring our national parks and public lands. If you have been off the beaten path you have probably seen the trash, trail destruction, and other junk left behind by careless individuals who misuse our public lands. In our minds, there is no better organization to help bring public awareness to the need for outdoor ethics and responsible recreation than TreadLightly.org.
For more information about TreadLightly and how you can help please visit TreadLightly.org