LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT
It's a very fine line between freedom and conservation. With the rise in outdoor recreation we are excited to see so many people on the trail and exploring the paths less traveled. The KC Family is committed to doing our part to ensure that our public lands and natural resources will be around for future generations to enjoy.
We've partnered with Treadlightly!™ C.O.R.V.A™ as well as other organizations like the Gambler500™, Desert Cleanse Project™ and more to to create a united front.
All KC Family members both internally and externally are expected to embody the Treadlightly! T.R.E.A.D. principles when they are out adventuring.
It's just the right thing to do.
On land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
Respect the Rights of Others:
Including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.
Prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.
Avoid Sensitive Areas:
On land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
Do Your Part:
By modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.