American Hiking Society

Since 1976, American Hiking Society has worked with Congress, federal agencies, and many recreation and conservation partners on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of natural areas, and protection of the hiking experience.

As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society recognizes that foot trails and hiking are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment.

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LATEST AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY WEBSITE ARTICLES:

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and AHS: Update on Our Journey
    On May 30, in the midst of national protests against systemic racism and police brutality against Black folks, American Hiking Society released the following statement on social media, with a #BlackLivesMatter graphic. “American Hiking Society believes that the outdoors should be a place of healing and enjoyment for all. Yet people of color, especially Black… The post Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and AHS: Update on Our Journey appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Hiking Community Celebrates Senate Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act
    Silver Spring, MD – In response to the Senate’s 73-25 passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, American Hiking Society (AHS), gave these statements: Kate Van Waes, Executive Director, American Hiking Society: “The Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is a major victory for the hiking community that will expand access to the… The post Hiking Community Celebrates Senate Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • AHS Comments on Dept. of Interior Electric Motorized Bicycle Proposed Rules
    Agencies within the Department of Interior, including Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation have requested comments on proposed rule making that would expand electric motorized bicycle use. In June 2020, American Hiking Society submitted comments on these proposed rules to each agency. The post AHS Comments on Dept. of Interior Electric Motorized Bicycle Proposed Rules appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • AHS Statement In Support of Great American Outdoors Act (Senate)
    American Hiking Society Urges Support of the Great American Outdoors Act. Great American Outdoors Act Addresses Both Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog The post AHS Statement In Support of Great American Outdoors Act (Senate) appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • In Solidarity, AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day® 2020
    Silver Spring, MD – In its quest to be an ever-stronger ally, so as not to take space from the very important discussions and protests around racism in America and, in particular, around police brutality of Black bodies, American Hiking Society will suspend its promotion of National Trails Day® this year.  Instead, we will be… The post In Solidarity, AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day® 2020 appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • In Solidarity, AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day®
    In Solidarity, AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day® 2020 In its quest to be an ever-stronger ally, so as not to take space from the very important discussions and protests around racism in America and, in particular, around police brutality of Black bodies, American Hiking Society will suspend its promotion of National Trails Day… The post In Solidarity, AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day® appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • National Trails Day® Takes Place on Saturday
    America’s Largest Trails Event Continues to Preserve Trails and Fight for Access to Green Spaces During Pandemic   Silver Spring, MD – This Saturday—June 6—people in every US state will celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. During the pandemic, people across the country have been realizing and appreciating the powerful health benefits of spending even… The post National Trails Day® Takes Place on Saturday appeared first on American Hiking Society.

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