FY23 Senate Testimony of: Kathryn Van Waes, PhD., Executive Director, American Hiking Society and with the full support of American Trails, American Motorcyclist Association, Back Country Horsemen of America, Equine Land Conservation Resource, International Mountain Bicycling Association, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, Rails-to-Trails ConservancyRead More
We are writing on behalf of the National Trails Community to express support for the National Scenic Trails Parity Act, S. 2964, (Parity Act) introduced by Senator Baldwin. We represent National Scenic and Historic Trail co-managing non-governmental organizations with extensive experience co-managing our National Scenic and Historic Trails with our agency partners in the federal and state governments and the millions of users and volunteers that recreate on and steward these trails.Read More
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 committee’s advancement of the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022 (S. 3266), and the sections highlighted below, which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding outdoor recreation access and bringing much needed improvements how the public accesses these spaces.Read More
Take the next step of the National Trails Day Pledge by sending a message to your Members of Congress!
There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. But today, those trails and public spaces are in dire need of help —and not everyone has access to these places that can calm and inspire. National Trails Day® is the perfect opportunity to call on Congress to pass the Transit to Trails Act to make sure everyone can enjoy the outdoors by reducing transportation barriers and increasing equitable access..Read More
I acknowledge that I understand that during my participation in a Volunteer Vacation or Alternative Break Trip, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Trip and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Trip. These inherent risks and hazards may…Read More
Year-round, AHS leads the trails community in coming together to call on Congress to fund our nation’s trails through annual appropriations. The timely and adequate funding of the government is essential in ensuring public lands and trails have the resources required to provide the recreation, health and wellness, economic, and multitude of other benefits that these places provide. Thankfully, we finally have a year-long funding bill that has become law!Read More
FY23 Trails Funding Testimony of: Kathryn Van Waes, PhD., Executive Director, American Hiking Society and with the full support of American Trails, American Motorcyclist Association, Back Country Horsemen of America, International Mountain Bicycling Association, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, Rails-to-Trails ConservancyRead More