Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives. Tread Lightly! provides outdoor ethics for all types of outdoor recreation-- everything from hiking to hunting to camping, with a special focus on motorized and mechanized recreation-- like four wheeling, motorcycling, snowmobiling, and boating.
MTGA is a non-profit organization that shall foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.
Adopt-a-Forest mutual goals are to enhance enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.
The Adopt-a-Forest program goals are:
* Prevention through education
* Law enforcement
* Improved legal recycling and disposal options.
The program encourages volunteers--the program’s backbone--to clean up existing trash and to function as an "army" of educators.
Geocaches are permitted on the North Country National Scenic Trail under the condition that a) written permission has been obtained in advance from the appropriate land manager or land owner, providing a specific timeframe and location for the activity, and b) proper care is taken to avoid damage caused by digging or trampling to vegetation, archeological evidence, trail tread or other fragile resources in the area.