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Land and water management agencies receive support for initiatives in a variety of ways when working with Tread Lightly!. These include: support for educational initiatives through educational materials developed by Tread Lightly!, potential assistance with the maintenance of public natural resources by money disbursements and hands-on maintenance projects and assistance with the agency’s mission by acting as an information conduit to industry and end users.

Tread Lightly! has a Memorandum of Understanding
with the Following Agencies:

Bureau of Land Management

The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for use and enjoyment of present and future generations. It oversees the nation’s largest federal landmass – more than 270 million acres located mostly in the 11 western states and Alaska and includes congressionally designated wild and scenic rivers, wilderness areas and high deserts. For information on recreational opportunities and activities, visit

U.S. Forest Service

Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service – ”to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run.” National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas. For information on recreational opportunities and activities, visit

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers is a steward of land and water, on Corps water resource projects. Its Natural Resources Management Mission is to manage and conserve natural resources, consistent with ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences, to serve the needs of present and future generations.

The Corps promotes awareness of environmental values and adheres to sound environmental stewardship, protection, compliance and restoration practices. They manage for long-term public access to, and use of, the natural resources in cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies as well as the private sector. They conserve natural resources and provide public recreation opportunities that contribute to the quality of American life. For information on recreational opportunities and activities, visit

National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves, unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. For information on recreational opportunities and activities, visit

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