Developing a BLM Public Land Non-Motorized Trail Program
Formal comprehensive non-motorized trails program
Speakers: Dr. Gregory A. Miller, President, American Hiking Society; Anne Merwin, Public Lands Policy Advisor, The Wilderness Society; Ben Pendergrass, Legislative Director, American Horse Council; Robert Perrin, Trails and Travel Management Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management
Great strides have been made in recent years towards developing a National Trails Program of Congressionally designated trails within the BLM landscape, but there is no program promoting, guiding, and funding non-motorized trails throughout BLM's 253 million acre System of Public Lands. Opportunities are lost due to lack of a coordinated non-motorized trails program both in broad scale land-use planning and in site-specific trail project planning. Join BLM and trails partners as they embark on the first step in developing a formal comprehensive non-motorized trails program and initiate a dialogue on current BLM non-motorized trails challenges and opportunities.
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