Happy Holidays From The Ride On Utah Campaign!

Salt Lake City, Utah –

The Ride On Utah campaign recently offered a Master Tread Trainer (MTT) course hosted by the Off Highway Vehicle department Agency staff at the Department of Natural Resources building. The early December course was sponsored by the educational campaign and was free of charge to Utah residents and Agency staff.

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Chris Haller and his course co -participants during a course exercise discussing the past 100 years of land management and outdoor ethics educational programs such as Tread Lightly!.

Attendees on the course were trained on how to educate others in the outdoor recreation community about the value of outdoor ethics and stewardship while accessing public lands and enjoying their favorite outdoor recreational activities safely and responsibly here in the Beehive state.

Participants on the course were asked how the training impacted their abilities to engage others around outdoor ethics. Chris Haller, Utah State Parks Off-highway Vehicle Program Coordinator  said  -“As a recent graduate of the Ride On Utah Master Tread Trainer Course, I have been able to use many of the topics covered to educate those visiting our public lands.  The skills that were presented on this course have assisted me in becoming more articulate within the motorized community.  Upon being a co-instructor for the Ride On Utah MTT course on December 5, 2013, I was able to provide “in the field” experiences of how to minimize conflicts.  These experiences will hopefully further develop the “new” MTT instructors for the Ride On Utah Designated Routes campaign.  As we move forward towards developing behavior change, the T.R.E.A.D program principles should be presented to those who are ambassadors of our motorized community.”

Keep an eye out for future Ride ON Utah Tread Trainer course offerings on the Tread Lightly! website!

Happy Holidays,

Tread Lightly! Education and Stewardship Program Staff

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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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