HUMMER announced a partnership today with Tread Lightly which will provide grants to outdoor recreation sites for land use education and management, as well as trail maintenance. For years, HUMMER has worked in tandem with Tread Lightly to educate owners and operators how to minimize their environmental impact while enjoying nature. Now HUMMER has taken that relationship a step further.
“This partnership comes at a critical time, especially for recreation activities involving the use of off-highway vehicles,” said Tread Lightly’s executive director Lori McCullough. “These grants will help land management agencies implement their new travel management policies in a way that helps both recreationists and the great outdoors.”
The program is called HUMMER Recreation Rescue, and will start with the Bald Mountain trail in the Sierra National Forest. Trail maintenance and signage will be installed, and quality maps and educational opportunities will be developed.
“At a time when public participation in outdoor recreation is at a decline, organizations like Tread Lightly are extremely important in ensuring that open access to public land remains available for future generations,” said Martin Walsh, HUMMER general manager.
HUMMER teams with Tread Lightly because they’re the nationally recognized organization that sets ethical standards for outdoor enthusiasts – they also offer unique training and restoration programs.
“The organization’s goal is to balance the needs of people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment and it’s leading the way to help remedy current recreation issues.” – Tread Lightly