field work overview

There is no substitute for field-level management of public lands. While many government officials are tied up in their offices, and special interest groups are litigating in court, Ride with Respect focuses on responding to needs on-the-ground. Timing is key to this process. We monitor areas to catch problems early. If a site is being denuded by misguided travel, we place directional signage as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Ride with Respect's field work can roughly be categorized into trail work and restoration projects. This way, we are not only working for land users, but also for the land, itself. Even our trail work is done to protect the area surrounding trails more than simply creating a pathway. Regardless of this distinction, the aim of all our projects is to keep natural resources healthy and accessible.