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