(Photo courtesy Four Wheeler Network)

More than 50 volunteers deserve some recognition for giving back to the industry during the Easter Jeep Safari.

Volunteers constructed nearly a half mile of fencing on Moab’s popular Sevenmile Rim Trail to more clearly define the trail and reduce impact on surrounding areas. As well, the volunteers erected a buck and rail fence at Wipe Out Hill, designed to provide some aesthetically pleasing environmental protection without obstructing the scenic view.

“It’s a great feeling knowing our work here today could help keep this area healthy and open for generations,” says Andrew Hoit, Falken Tire’s vice president of sales. “We’re proud to be part of any project that protects future opportunities for great wheeling.”

The national nonprofit Tread Lightly! brought together some of the outdoor industry’s leading companies to fund the project including Falken Tire, Discount Tire Direct, Quadratec, Four Wheeler Network, Goal Zero, and Teraflex. The Red Rock Four Wheelers and Bureau of Land Management are also supporting partners.

“We’re grateful for the generous donation of time and funding we’ve received for this trail today,” says Bureau of Land Management Field Office Manager Beth Ransel. “It’s public-private partnerships like these that can really help alleviate our public land’s back-logged maintenance. We especially appreciate the help this project gives us in communicating the BLM’s management policy regarding motorized vehicle travel.”

The project is part of Tread Lightly!’s Restoration for Recreation program. Restoration for Recreation is designed to protect and maintain recreation opportunities by repairing road, trails and bridges, improving maps and signage access points, and revitalizing dilapidated recreational facilities. Visit Treadlightly.org for more information.

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