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  • Ride On! designated trails

    Ride On! designated trails www.TreadLightly.org
  • Have Fun! Stay the Trail!

    Have Fun! Stay the Trail!
  • Respect Other Riders
    Respect Other Riders
  • Never Go Alone!
    Never Go Alone!

Stewardship

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Support those that help keep your OHV access OPEN!

We are proud members of:

Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly!

Tread Principles

Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.


Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.


Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.


Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.


Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.


Blue Ribbon Coalition

Blue Ribbon Coalition

The BlueRibbon Coalition was born in 1987 shortly after Clark Collins, Founder and first Executive Director, was told by then Idaho Governor John Evans that recreationists were not politically significant and implied that Wilderness was more important than motorized access to public lands.

Clark gathered and worked with other recreationists in a huge undertaking to educate all users of public lands in Idaho just how our resources were not being preserved FOR the public, but rather FROM the public. Thus, we have the seeds of what would ultimately become the BlueRibbon Coalition.

In early 1987, Clark was able to formally incorporate the Idaho Public Land Users Association to help educate and inform motorized recreationists about the state legislative effort. By April 1987, the BlueRibbon Coalition was incorporated and running full bore in getting folks involved in the land use and access process while building membership. (Note: See article by Darryl Harris for more background.)

In late 1988, the Coalition received additional financial support from the OHV manufacturers that enabled BRC to hire Clark full-time as Executive Director. Initially, he ran the organization from an office in his home. In 1989, Adena Cook became our second paid staff member as Public Lands Director. Up until that time, Adena had been our volunteer secretary since the first Board was elected in the fall of 1987.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations

United Four Wheel Drive Association

From avid enthusiasts who are individual members, to clubs and association members, the membership spans 4 continents with over 10,000 member voices. We own and drive everything from early Jeep Willys and Land Rovers, to Broncos, Land Cruisers, and now just about every make of 4×4 and Sport Utility Vehicle available around the world!

UFWDA recognizes the growth of the ‘Side x Side’ OHV’s too and welcome their interest in ensuring access to public lands.