Tread Lightly! Impact Report: Ozark-St. Francis National Forest Big Piney Signage Project

Project: Ozark-St. Francis National Forest Big Piney Signage Project
Project #41/50
State: Arkansas

Description: This project was funded by the Quadratec 50 for 50 Initiative. Together with Tread Lightly!, Quadratec has committed to fund a project to improve off-road trails and public lands in each state over 24 months. 

On March 23, the Big Piney Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest installed 18 Tread Lightly! signs to help communicate responsible ethics and behavior in the National Forest.  With the funding and support of the Quadratec 50 for 50 grant program, Tread Lightly! was able to provide these signs to help Protect The Adventure for future generations of forest-goers.

Thank you to the following partners for their support:

 “The popularity of off-highway vehicle riding in the Ozark National Forest has grown substantially over the last few decades. With the rise in popularity, resource damage is more prevalent and requires intentional engineering and education measures to limit potential impact. Partnerships with groups such as Tread Lightly! are integral to our ability to manage resources and educate the public on ways to mitigate resource damage while recreating. The health of our public lands requires public involvement and support. We can’t do it alone.” – Kenson Crisp – Recreation Technician on the Ozark-St Francis National Forests.

“Thank you to Quadratec and the 50 for 50 grant program which helped to fund these 18 signs placed throughout the trails and camping locations in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. It is through support of great corporate partners like Quadratec, our members and volunteers that we can work together to help Protect the Adventure for future generations.”-Lowell Eckart, Tread Lightly! Southeast Program Manager

Want to get involved in your own Tread Lightly! project? Find upcoming activities, events and grant opportunities at treadlightly.org. 

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