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The strategy described here provides guidance for the administration of the entire trail and a vision to be fulfilled through future, specific resources studies, and site and segment management plans. Much of the basis for the “Comprehensive Administrative Strategy” was developed during the earlier comprehensive management plan efforts.
This comprehensive administrative strategy presents several options for how administration can be implemented along the entire trail. These approaches to administration provide for general preservation, protection, and public access and meet the goals of the National Trails System Act. Administration activities will focus on providing an outdoor recreation experience that promotes the preservation of the public’s access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the Old Spanish Trail’s historic resources. This includes its cultural landscapes, and efforts to maintain and enhance the “historic significance,” “historic remnants,” “scenic quality,” and “freedom from intrusion.” This also encompasses opportunities to vicariously share the experience of the original users of [the] historic route[s], while also developing trail experiences that will benefit both traditional and modern communities.
Published December 01, 2017
The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.
Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864
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