Tread Lightly! was introduced by the U.S. Forestry Service as a result of the growing popularity of outdoor recreation. It is a non-profit advocate for outdoor recreational education and sustainable land management. Take this quiz to understand how it works.
What is distinctly American about off-road recreation?
moving off paved roads
riding powerful motorbikes
What is ironic about off-roading?
Off-road vehicles disturb the quiet of deserted areas.
The vehicles are gas-guzzlers polluting the environment.
Despite prizing untouched wilderness the vehicles leave tracks.
What is threatened by off-road vehicles?
wellbeing of remote natural habitats
safety of the drivers and riders
peace and tranquility of residents of rural areas
Is off-roading the only threat to fragile ecosystems?
Only the heavier four-wheel-drive vehicles are threats.
All motorized vehicles can cause harm.
All outdoor activities can be threats.
How can hikers possible harm the environment?
There is absolutely no harm in hiking.
Even a responsible law-abiding hiker can unwittingly disturb breeding grounds.
Only hikers that litter or deliberately damage plant life are harmful.
On what does the future of outdoor activities depend?
more awareness of ethical recreational practices
increased funding for trail development
advocating the opening of specific off-road trails for motorized vehicles
When was the Tread Lightly! Program launched?
What is the main focus of the organization?
It works to develop more trails for off-roading.
It focuses on trail safety.
It advocates outdoor education and viable land management.
What is the function of the private sector in the work of the Tread Lightly! Organization?
They advocate ethical use of their products.
They offer discounts on their products to members.
They sponsor development of safer off-road trails.
How would you define the basic Tread Lightly! mission?
Educating the public in environmental threats.
Developing suitable off-road trails for all types of vehicles and hikers.
Creating a balance between outdoor recreation and environmental preservation.
Which animal causes the most damage to the environment?
What is land stewardship?
It is ensuring the long-term viability of a natural resource.
It means making the land as profitable as possible.
It is creating a balance between agriculture and outdoor recreation.
What does the Tread Lightly! Pledge say about impact on the land?
Create a new trail only if the existing one is inadequate.
Clear any obstacles you encounter along the trail.
Don't create new trails.
How are motorized vehicle owners expected to respect the rights of others?
by moving off the trail to pass hikers
by yielding to hikers and bikers
by driving as quietly as possible past hoses
Which of the following best allows for future use of the outdoors??
Obey all signs and get permission to enter private land
Don't remove animals or plants.
Remove any litter, don't harm wildlife and volunteer to restore trails.
What is the Tread Trainer program?
It trains people to supervise trails used by motorized vehicles.
It trains advocates for land stewardship.
It prepares nature lovers to guide groups on outdoor adventure tours.
What doe the training program focus on?
proper behavior of hikers and campers in respect to nature
trains volunteers to restore trails
ethical behavior of motorized vehicle owners
What program was created in 1997 to improve trails?
Restoration for Recreation
What practical benefit is there for corporations involved in sponsoring Tread Lightly! activities?
just the satisfaction of contributing to a good cause
potential advantage in acquiring government contracts
improves corporate image
What advantage does Tread Lightly have over state or government bodies?
It was once a government body.
It is a grassroots non-profit organization that motivates volunteers to participate.
Corporate funding permit it to pursue an independent agenda free of government regulations.