Tread Lightly! in Oregon

Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas Ranger District Office –

Over the long Memorial Day weekend Tread Lightly! staff was in the Pacific Northwest facilitating a Master Tread Trainer course in Estacada, Oregon.  Participants on the course represented a few of the 4 Wheel Drive clubs that enjoy the “wheeling” opportunities in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  The outdoor enthusiasts participated to build on their teaching skills and offer Tread Lightly! outdoor ethics educational trainings and workshops to other motorized recreation enthusiasts in the future.

Pictured,  Jon Halleaux, representing “Those Guys Off Road” 4Wheel Drive club, instructs the group on the process of using outdoor ethics education and respectful interpersonal communication to develop positive behavior changes to the outdoor recreation community at large.  Participants on this course each had the opportunity to further develop their communication and training skills through individual presentations and group discussions all focused on promoting outdoor ethics education and stewardship of America’s lands and waterways.

Many thanks to Tread Lightly!’s newest Master Tread Trainers, Ryan and Dana Reusser for requesting the course, and the staff at the Mt. Hood National Forest offices for making this opportunity a reality over the holiday weekend!

All the best,

Tread Lightly! Educational Staff


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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2 Responses to Tread Lightly! in Oregon

  1. Tread Lightly has cool stickers; I have an older one on my Ford, -a blule one with a maze type logo design. Any way to help in getting to enjoy the great outdoors, and still get along with others trying to do the same!

  2. Jon Halleaux says:

    Thanks again for the great training!

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