Tread Lightly! prides itself on being an award-winning outdoor ethics organization. We are honored to be recognized by these reputable organizations that have a stake in the maintaining and improving the outdoors.
2014 Outdoor Life Open Country Award
The Outdoor Life Open Country Award honors individuals and groups working to help sportsmen address their number one challenge: a lack of access to places to hunt, fish and recreationally shoot. Specifically, Tread Lightly! received the award for its development of a pilot program implementing the Respected Access is Open Access campaign on the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. Read more.
2012 Regional Forester’s Award
The Regional Forester’s Honor Award was presented to Tread Lightly! and the RIDE ON Utah team under the category “Recreation and Connecting with Urban America.” The Honor Awards recognize partner organizations and employees who significantly contribute to the U.S. Forest Service mission “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” Read more
2008 BSA Golden Hornaday Award
Referred to by the Boy Scouts of America as the equivalent of “the Olympic medal bestowed by the earth,” the Gold Hornaday Award was presented to Tread Lightly! with the prestigious William T. Hornaday Gold Certificate for distinguished service in conservation. The honor is the oldest conservation award given in America, and at the time only nine organizations outside the BSA had received it.
2005 Forest Service Centennial Award
Tread Lightly! received the Centennial Forum Outstanding Partner Organization Award in recognition of the organization’s many contributions in promoting responsible use of National Forest System lands.