Shaping of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act
Volunteers and partners are increasingly being called upon to assist the Forest Service in an era of budget constraints and trail maintenance backlog.
Presenters: Randy Rasmussen, Advisor for Public Lands and Recreation, Back Country Horsemen of America; Paul Sandford, National Director, The Wilderness Society
Volunteers and partners are increasingly being called upon to assist the Forest Service in an era of budget constraints and trail maintenance backlog. According to a 2013 GAO report, the Forest Service faces a maintenance and facility shortfall of over $500 million. The 2014 National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act is a key feature of proposed legislative and administrative solutions being promoted.
While the Trail Program has identified and documented 133 miles of potential trails, the Strategic Plan is focused on delivery of the immediate 100-mile goal in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
American Rivers makes it easy for you to get involved. This National River Cleanup Handbook will provide all the information you need to organize a river cleanup.
A Synthesis of Research Findings, Management Practices, and Research Needs
The historic Neutaconkanut Hill park has been improved with trail work and facilities for visitors.