New legislation calls for improved investments in National Forest Trail System

Post date: Jul 23, 2014 10:30:19 PM

Posted by BCHA on June 18, 2014

Groups rally behind National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

WASHINGTON DC (June 18, 2014) – The Backcountry Horsemen of America, The

Wilderness Society, the American Horse Council, along with motorized recreation groups, outfitters and guides, and others today applauded new legislation to improve access and public safety on national forests and better address a persistent trail maintenance backlog.

The National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act of 2014, introduced by Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) would keep more trails across the nation open and accessible by expanding the use of volunteer and partner organizations and providing increased focus on a handful of priority areas around the country. [>>Read more here.<<]