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- Climate Impact on HikersAccess to the places we love to hike, both close to home and farther away, are impacted by climate change with wildfires, drought, increased temperatures, and other factors limiting the hiking experience and the stewardship of trails. The post Climate Impact on Hikers appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- Cultural Appropriation of White Sage in the OutdoorsOn August 22, we shared a video that included burning sage as an insect deterrent when spending time outdoors. We were alerted by Monserrat Matehuala and Bam Mendiola about our irresponsible appropriation and usage of White Sage, and we quickly removed the post from our social media accounts. We apologize for perpetuating racism and causing… The post Cultural Appropriation of White Sage in the Outdoors appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- Previous AHS Mission, Vision, and Value StatementsMission Statement American Hiking Society champions conservation issues, builds public and private partnerships, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails. We also provide resources to the public about how and where to hike and are committed to increasing the participation and enjoyment of hiking by everyone. Founded in… The post Previous AHS Mission, Vision, and Value Statements appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- Previous AHS Diversity StatementsAdopted April 13, 2019 American Hiking Society (AHS) affirms the value of a diverse hiking community. By enhancing diversity—philosophically and operationally—AHS maximizes the benefit to its individual members and to the hiking community. Diversity speaks to a richness of resources, perspectives, and experiences. A diverse hiking community is more insightful, responsive, and dynamic than one… The post Previous AHS Diversity Statements appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- What the Great American Outdoors Act Means for the Hiking CommunityThe Great American Outdoors Act, one of the most impactful pieces of conservation and outdoor recreation legislation in decades has become law. Find out what it means for hikers. The post What the Great American Outdoors Act Means for the Hiking Community appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act (H.R. 2435) Letter of SupportThe Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act is important to hikers, the broader outdoor recreation community, veteran service organizations, and the environmental community because it will work to expand outdoor access for our veterans. The post Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act (H.R. 2435) Letter of Support appeared first on American Hiking Society.
- Hiking Community Celebrates Passage of the Great American Outdoors ActSilver Spring, MD—In anticipation of the House of Representatives passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, American Hiking Society (AHS), provides these statements: Kate Van Waes, Executive Director, American Hiking Society: “Final passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is a major victory for the hiking community that will expand access to the outdoors for… The post Hiking Community Celebrates Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act appeared first on American Hiking Society.