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Nissan Partners with Tread Lightly to Promote Responsible Recreation

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Tread Lightly and Nissan announced a partnership to promote responsible off-road recreation through marketing, stewardship, and education programs to ensure outdoor recreation opportunities remain accessible for current and future generations.

As part of this collaboration, Nissan will consult with Tread Lightly to ensure off-road activities are appropriately presented in promotional content. Nissan will also support conservancy projects near its manufacturing facilities in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Read more about this partnership in this unedited press release from Tread Lightly.

“Thank you to Nissan for working with Tread Lightly! to promote responsible outdoor recreation and off-roading through education and stewardship,” said Matt Caldwell, Executive Director of Tread Lightly!. “Promoting responsible off-roading in advertising helps reinforce the Tread Lightly! message and keep trails open for future generations.”

The first of these projects will be in the Delta National Forest located near Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The Delta National Forest is home to the only bottom-land hardwood national forest in the United States.

Because of excessive rainfall in the last few years, the forest experienced significant flooding, resulting in downed trees across roads and trails, as well as major damage to the US Forest Service Work Center on site. Nissan and Tread Lightly! will work with the U.S. Forest Service to help remediate the damage and reopen forest roads so that motorized outdoor recreation is again possible within the park.

Additional collaborative stewardship projects near Nissan’s U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Tennessee will be announced later in 2022. For more information on Nissan visit nissan.com.

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 treadlightly.org.

Our No Compromise Clause: We carefully screen all contributors to ensure they are independent and impartial. We never have and never will accept advertorial, and we do not allow advertising to influence our product or destination reviews.

Read: The Basics of Tread Lightly by Chris Cordes

Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.