filed under: federal legislation
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 2017
The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters
A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.
The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is pleased to announce 48 funded projects.
This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.