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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
Why We Fight for Public Lands Today we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands, where hundreds of thousands of volunteers will help restore our public lands. AHS encourages you…Read More
PDF version of letter The Honorable Rob Bishop The Honorable Raúl Grijalva…Read More
Lonely Planet named their top 10 U.S. travel destinations for the year. Can you guess what claimed the number one spot? …Drumroll please… It’s the coast redwood range! (external link) We couldn’t be happier that Lonely Planet is sharing what Save the Redwoods League has known for 100 years:…Read More
The House and Senate have both passed legislation funding the Department of the Interior. American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America, American Trails, and the Partnership for the National Trails System sent the letter below to Congress providing recommendations…Read More