Tread Lightly Awareness Workshop At The Utah Department Of Natural Resources

Tread Lightly! and organizational partner the Bureau of Land Management recently co-facilitated an Awareness Workshop at the Utah Department of Natural Resources to teach the basic TREAD program principles to representatives from various land management agencies, Utah state parks, and enthusiast groups from around the state.  The three hour session focused on outdoor ethics education and how to apply the Tread Lightly! principles as decision making guidelines while enjoying the outdoors in a safe and responsible manner.

Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the basics of promoting outdoor ethics education through engaging activities and dialogue that incorporated their experiences and interests into the group discussions following each activity.
The culminating workshop activity focused on the Authority of the Resource Technique (ART). This session demonstrated a basic conversational approach that effectively addresses the interpersonal communication skills required to respectfully and engagingly address outdoor ethics education opportunities in any “teachable moment” encountered in the field.

Many thanks to Dave Jeppesen from the Bureau of Land Management for co-facilitating, and the staff at the Utah Department of Natural Resources for making this training a reality!

All the best,

Jason Ketterick
Education and Training Program Manager

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About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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