Tread Lightly! Impact Report: Bull Gap Fence Installation

Project: Bull Gap Fence Installation
Location: Michigan

Description: This project was funded by Can-Am Off-Road. Can-Am has committed to funding trail stewardship projects in partnership with Tread Lightly! to help maintain and improve access to public lands and off-road trails.

On October 13, 2023, Tread Lightly! and a crew of volunteers spent a day in Mio, Michigan on installing over 750′ new fence at one of the Bull Gap ORV trailhead parking areas in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. This was a much-needed replacement of old, rotting fencing near the parking area.  The Bull Gap Hill Climb is the only designated motorized ‘Open Area Riding’ in the Huron-Manistee, offering a sand hill with a 35-40% grade.  

Thank you to the partners who made this possible:

·         Can-Am Off-Road

·         4Fest Events

·         US Forest Service

“Thank you to Can-Am Off-Road, 4Fest Events and the team from the Huron-Manistee National Forest for helping Tread Lightly! Protect The Fun in Michigan. We’re proud to give back to this special ORV area in the forest.”-Mike Sype, Tread Lightly! Director of Marketing and Communications

“As a native Michigander, it was great to have the opportunity to give back to a place I’ve been recreating in since childhood. Thank you to Tread Lightly! and Can-Am for helping to improve OHV areas and trails across the state.” Tom Zielinski, volunteer and Tread Lightly! Board Member

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