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Tread Trainer Program

In Tread Lightly!’s challenge to promote outdoor ethics and responsible recreation, the Tread Trainer™ program came to be in the spring of 2003. Training opportunities are provided through the program to a multitude of champions willing to spread Tread Lightly!’s message.

By creating a cadre of volunteers and partners in education, Tread Lightly! is able to professionally train thousands and genuinely educate millions within just a few years.

The Program: How It Works

The Tread Trainer program is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members.

How do I get Trained?

Check the schedule below to see if a course is planned near you. If not, click here and send us your contact information and we will let you know when a course is coming in the future.

Or click here to request a Tread Trainer Course in your area. Requests must be made within 3 months of preferred date and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Due to limited funding Tread Lightly! cannot accommodate every request.

Available programming includes:

1) The Master Tread Trainer Course

2) The traditional Tread Trainer course focusing on off-highway vehicle land based recreation

3) A Tread Trainer course focused on water recreation.

Master Tread Trainers complete a multi-day training course on the Tread Lightly! ethic and teaching and presentation skills and are qualified to provide Tread Trainer courses, Awareness courses, and Tread Lightly! promotions at events.

Tread Trainers complete an 8-hour training course provided by a current Master Trainer and are qualified to present Tread Lightly! Awareness course and promote Tread Lightly! at events.

Learn how to Tread Lightly!

Locate a Trainer in your area to schedule a presentation on Tread Lightly! for your club or organization or to have a representative at an event. You can even request a Master Trainer to provide a Tread Trainer course. For more information on the program or on scheduling a training course send an email to or call (801) 627-0077 ext 15.

Tread Trainer/Master Trainer Course Schedules:

Click Here to learn more and register for scheduled courses.

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