HTML _ 98-981 - The National Trails System: An Overview
11-Dec-1998; Sandra L. Johnson; 4 p.

Abstract: The National Trails System Act, P.L. 90-543, became law October 2, 1968. The Act and its subsequent amendments authorized a national system of trails and defined four categories of national trails. Since the designation of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails as the first two components, the System has grown to include 20 national trails. Now, 30 years after its inception, issues ret remain regarding funding, quality and quantity of trails, new trail categories, and nationwide promotion to make Americans more aware of the System. This report will be updated as legislative actions occur. [read report]

Topics: Natural Resources, Forests, Public Lands

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