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:

  • Support for Trails in Reconciliation Legislation To Address Equitable Access and Natural Climate Solutions
    PDF Version of Letter October 21, 2021   The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   The Honorable Steny Hoyer Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 2051 Re: Support for Trails in Reconciliation Legislation To Address Equitable Access and Natural Climate Solutions   Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader… The post Support for Trails in Reconciliation Legislation To Address Equitable Access and Natural Climate Solutions appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Donor Feature: Robert J. Weggel
    By Robert (Bob) J. Weggel “Good trails are good,” shares American Hiking Society volunteer and supporter, Robert (Bob) Weggel. “Thank you, AHS, for the opportunity to help to create and maintain them. Your week-long Volunteer Vacations have treated me to the lush forests of Spruce Knob, West Virginia, the desert of Hells Canyon, Arizona, the… The post Donor Feature: Robert J. Weggel appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Support the Recreational Trails Program!
    Right now Congress is debating what to prioritize in the future of our nation's infrastructure. Trails are a critical component of infrastructure and the Recreational Trails Program needs your support to call on Congress to provide adequate funding to ensure trails are built and maintained for all to enjoy! The post Support the Recreational Trails Program! appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Support Klobuchar/Risch Amendment 2616 to Increase the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
    Letter to support a vote on and passage of Klobuchar-Risch Amendment 2616 to H.R. 3684, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, to increase the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) by the same percentage increase that Transportation Alternatives (TA) will receive in the legislation. The post Support Klobuchar/Risch Amendment 2616 to Increase the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Letter of Support for the Recreational Trails Program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework
    Letter to support an amendment to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework to increase the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding following the release of any update fuel study on user generated taxes from recreational trail users. The post Letter of Support for the Recreational Trails Program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Outdoor Rec. Industry and Agency Leaders Celebrate 1st Anniversary of GAOA Passage, Discuss Implementation Progress
    MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contact:  Kyle Miller, 720-346-4669 Outdoor Rec. Industry and Agency Leaders Celebrate 1st Anniversary of GAOA Passage, Discuss Implementation Progress   Washington, D.C. – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the country’s leading outdoor recreation coalition, in partnership with the United States Forest Service, and Members of Congress, invite media to join a briefing with this broad intersection of… The post Outdoor Rec. Industry and Agency Leaders Celebrate 1st Anniversary of GAOA Passage, Discuss Implementation Progress appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Comments to USDA Identifying Barriers in Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities
    American Hiking Society (AHS) and the 44 million strong hiking community submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how the USDA, including Forest Service, can advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The post Comments to USDA Identifying Barriers in Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities appeared first on American Hiking Society.

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