America's National Forest System contains
the largest network of trails in the world and draws roughly 165 million
visitors every year. But most of these trails are not in great
shape due to a long maintenance backlog, the result of Congress' chronic underfunding. This means that many people can't access the trails—and when they can, the trails are not always safe.
The National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act, introduced by Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), would keep more trails open by working with volunteers and partner
organizations. The bill would prioritize trail maintenance to the areas that
need it most, and help outfitters and guides keep our trails safe.
Please ask your senators to co-sponsor this bill and keep our trails in great shape for future generations.
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