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Since 1976, American Hiking 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.

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Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA)

What is the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA)
FLTFA is a self-sustaining “land for land” program that generates its funds through sales of scattered Bureau of Land Management (BLM) tracts authorized for disposal under the Federal Land Policy Management Act. Congress passed bipartisan legislation authorizing the program for 10 …

America’s Great Outdoors

America’s Great Outdoors
“And when we see America’s land, we understand what an incredible bounty that we have been given. And it’s our obligation to make sure that the next generation enjoys the same bounty.”
President Obama, April 16, 2010
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS OVERVIEW In April 2010, President Barack Obama and the …

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Trail Issues in Congress and the Administration

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Policy Position Statements

View American Hiking’s Board-approved policy position statements.

Hike The Hill

Trail advocates from across the nation gather in Washington, DC, each year,  to learn, to network, and to urge Congress to protect trails and the hiking experience at American Hiking Society’s Hike the Hill.  Learn more about the 20th Annual Hike the Hill which will take place February 12-15, 2017 and is preceded by a Partnership for the National Trails System board and leadership meeting on February 11, 2017.