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Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Partners with National Nonprofit Dedicated to Responsible Recreation  

RanchoLogo_Tagline-DarkBackground-CMYKMonroe, MI, July 22, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

<span”>Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.” Read More→

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- Fans can support their favorite off-road trail and club by voting online for first time ever at -

MOAB, Utah (April 21, 2011) – The off-road power is in the hands of the people with BFGoodrich® Tires’ 2011 Outstanding Trails program. Three trails will be selected in 2011 –BFGoodrich Tires, in conjunction with Tread Lightly! ® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), have chosen the Interlake Trail 19 located in Lynnville, Ind., and Morrison Jeep Trail in Shoshone National Forest, Wyo., to be 2011 Outstanding Trails — and now, for the first time ever, off-road enthusiasts will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite BFGoodrich-nominated off-road trail to be the third. Read More→

Ogden, UT (April 20, 2011) – The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!® has announced a new small grant program to support volunteer stewardship projects across the country.

The program is designed to help individuals and clubs organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days, and other small stewardship projects. The maximum grant amount is $500, and those funds can be used to purchase supplies like seedlings, tools, garbage bags, water for volunteers, or to rent equipment. Read More→

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OGDEN, Utah (March 17, 2011) — The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!® has doubled its membership over the last year after offering several new benefits—including significant discounts on insurance, Goodyear tires, and new Chrysler, Jeep®, Ram Truck or Dodge vehicles.

Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director, also attributes the rapid increase to growing concern over potential loss of access for outdoor recreation. Read More→

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Join us as we celebrate Tread Lightly!’s 20th Anniversary through the month of October with great opportunities to win gear and other prizes.

Through October – Donate $20 to Tread Lightly! to get an automatic entry to win a great outdoor gear package.

Now through October 18th- Do your part! The first 20 people to do a good deed will get a Tread Lightly! decal. So, pick up litter, plant a tree, share our message with someone, etc. Then tell us about it on facebook or by emailing to get your free decal!

October 18th – 24th – Get a $20 Tread Lightly! 1-year membership ($5 off) and 20% off on selected items in Tread Lightly!’s store. Never a better time to support Tread Lightly! and get a little something extra for you!

October 25th – 31st – We’re giving away 20 T-shirts to the first 20 people who complete Tread Lightly!’s Online Awareness Course.

It’s just our little way of saying THANK YOU!

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Categories : Land Use

Tread Lightly! will hold its biggest-ever Annual Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay November 1 -11, with more than 200 products donated from over 50 companies.  One hundred percent of the money raised will go to help keep off-road trails healthy and open to the public.

The big-ticket item this year is a brand new 2011 Grizzly 450 EPS ATV generously donated by Yamaha.  John Deere has stepped up as well by donating a Gator CX utility vehicle.  The auction also includes plenty of powersports equipment, 4×4 accessories, hunting supplies, and outdoor gear. Read More→

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Categories : Press Release

OGDEN, Utah (January 5, 2010) — Tread Lightly!Ò, through a grant provided by the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division, has announced six, no cost training courses to be held in 2010 throughout the state. Since 2003, Tread Lightly!’s train-the-trainer program, Tread Trainerä, has provided individuals from Puerto Rico to Alaska with instruction in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation.

“This type of schedule is a first in the six years of the Tread Trainer program’s existence,” reports Tread Lightly!’s executive director, Lori McCullough. “Because the need for outdoor ethics training around the country has intensified, we’ve begun to focus our efforts on individual states.”

With the opportunity to train so many outdoor recreationists, land managers and instructors in California , Tread Lightly! hopes to more fully incorporate its message of responsible outdoor recreation in OHV education programs, employee and volunteer training, and throughout the state’s many recreation areas.

“The Tread Lightly! ethic is a critical component to enjoying and protecting our beautiful state,” said Daphne Greene, California State Parks OHV division deputy director. “By offering this educational opportunity to willing volunteers, we are investing in a better future for our children by teaching people to value and protect our trails, parks and recreation areas.”

“The Tread Trainer program is of utmost importance as it embodies the true meaning of what our organization is all about: people educating themselves and doing their part to behave responsibly while recreating outdoors,” said McCullough.

Individuals that complete the one-day Tread Trainer course become representatives of Tread Lightly!. Tread Trainers present the Tread Lightly! message of responsible recreation practices to other educators, clubs, government employees, outdoor enthusiasts or community members. Presentations often focus on guidelines for minimizing recreational impacts as well as motivating individuals to be ambassadors of their chosen activity.

Since the program’s launch, Tread Lightly! has increased its outreach ten fold and has made nearly a quarter of a million face-to-face impressions.

As a long time partner of Tread Lightly!, California State Parks is the first state to work with the organization to provide the Tread Trainer course on such a large scale. The California State Parks OHMVR Division’s recent underwriting of the 2010 Tread Trainer courses came through a grant from their 2008/2009 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program.

In addition to the Tread Trainer courses, two Master Trainer courses will also be offered in the California schedule. The Master Trainer course is an intensive two-day workshop designed to create volunteers equipped to train trainers on behalf of Tread Lightly!.

Tread Trainer course schedule:

  • – January 23, 2010 – Paso Robles, CA
  • – February 27, 2010 – Ontario , CA
  • – March 20, 2010 – San Jose , CA
  • – April 10, 2010 – Borrego Springs, CA

Master Trainer course schedule:

  • – May 14 & 15, 2010 – Rancho Cordova , CA
  • – June 11 &12, 2010 – Ontario , CA

Individuals interested in the Tread Trainer program can go to for more information or to register for a course. Each course is free, but a credit card is required to register.

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