Tread Lightly! and Partners Complete Alabama Hills Restoration Project to Improve Dispersed Camping Areas


CENTERVILLE, UT. (Sep. 23, 2021)— Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs today announced the clean-up of over 50 fire rings and four tons of trash to improve recreational opportunities in the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area in Bishop, California with the help of partners and volunteers.

On September 16 and 17, 2021, Tread Lightly! and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office partnered together to restore dispersed camping and improve day use areas. Community volunteers, OHV enthusiasts and staff from Tread Lightly!, Milestar Tires, Stinger Off-Road, ESIA, and Project Heal the Land worked to improve this area. BLM will be planning an additional fire ring cleanup this weekend with local partners as part of National Public Lands Day and again this fall with Tread Lightly!.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work on restoring well-trafficked public lands,” said Martin Castro, Events and Activation Manager for Milestar Tires. “To see the need that the Alabama Hills has for restoration really bolstered our justification to partner with Tread Lightly! Together, we were able assemble a competent group of off-road enthusiasts and government employees that cleared over 50 illicit fire sites to improve day use in the area. Protecting public lands through meaningful work is where we are moving to at Milestar Tires and we are excited for what is to come in the future.”

National Public Lands Day, celebrated this year on September 25, 2021, is a day dedicated to the stewardship of public land where volunteers gather across the country to restore and clean parks, forests and more. Tread Lightly! and it supporters hope this will motivate individuals and organizations to commit to giving back to public lands.

“This project exemplifies the vision of Tread Lightly! moving forward,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly! Executive Director. “Amazing projects are made possible when a great partner like Milestar Tires, amazing volunteers, land managers like BLM and Tread Lightly! come together with a clear plan and desire to do their part by giving back to public lands. The positive impact that everyone working together was able to accomplish was incredible to watch and be a part of.”

About Tread Lightly!
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at

For more information contact:
Jerrica Archibald, [email protected] 801-627-0077

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28 days ago

This is great, but I don’t think the term “tread lightly” is direct enough, not to minimize the organization in any way.
Based on my years of living up here I’ve concluded that some people interpret “tread lightly” to drive slow. In other words they drive off road where they’re supposed to but they drive slow.
I don’t really have suggestions, other than maybe “keep it on the road and trail”?
Sounds generic, but just an example.

27 days ago
Reply to  Tinner

*sorry, they drive off road where they’re NOT supposed to be.

28 days ago

4 tons of trash! People are slobs.

28 days ago
Reply to  desco

Terrible. But we can all do our part, even if it’s just picking up our own neighborhoods as we walk around our own streets.