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:

  • American Hiking Society Seeks Programs Intern (Spring 2022)
    American Hiking Society is currently seeking a Programs Intern for Spring 2022 (mid-January–May). The Programs Intern will work approximately 8-10 hours per week with a flexible schedule to work around classes; Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a remote position. Stipend: $20/hr. or arrangements can be made with educational institutions for course credit or work/study. The post American Hiking Society Seeks Programs Intern (Spring 2022) appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Donor Feature: Mike DiFabio
    From tackling Fourteeners in the Rockies to hiking the Adirondacks in upstate New York, it’s clear that Mike DiFabio loves a challenge, and he’s willing to travel to take it on. The National Parks he’s visited roll off the tip of his tongue: Kings Canyon, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Badlands, and so many more. While… The post Donor Feature: Mike DiFabio appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • American Hiking Society Statement for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Legislation Hearing 12-2-21
    On behalf of American Hiking Society and the 57 million strong hiking community who enjoy the trails and green spaces in their communities, we write in support of the following legislation under consideration by the committee which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding equitable outdoor access. S. 2887, Outdoors for All Act S. 1269 Environmental Justice in Recreation Permitting Act S. 1229 Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act) S. 2258 Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act The post American Hiking Society Statement for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Legislation Hearing 12-2-21 appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • AHS Comments-Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through Recreation Opportunities (DOI)
    On behalf of American Hiking Society (AHS) and the 57 million strong hiking community we thank the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) for the opportunity to participate in the public listening sessions and submit comments on how DOI can advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through recreation opportunities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The post AHS Comments-Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through Recreation Opportunities (DOI) appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • Include Hiker Priorities in the Build Back Better Act!
    Right now Congress is finalizing what to include in the Build Back Better Act reconciliation package. There are key provisions that will benefit the hiking community through expanded outdoor recreation, natural climate solutions, increased equitable access close to home, and economic growth! Your voice is needed to make sure these critical components stay in the final bill! The post Include Hiker Priorities in the Build Back Better Act! appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • American Hiking Society Letter in Support of H.R. 5376, Build Back Better Act
    Letter in support of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding equitable outdoor access, providing natural climate solutions, and supporting economic growth. The post American Hiking Society Letter in Support of H.R. 5376, Build Back Better Act appeared first on American Hiking Society.
  • 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.

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