The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

The new law requires the Forest Service to develop and implement a strategy to increase the number of volunteers working on trail maintenance, which it currently does not have. It also directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Forest Service, to study and authorize the use of off-season fire crews for additional maintenance support. read more

While I’m down for this, and I do and have done countless hours of volunteering, I am down to keep the professional and paid side of trail building going. Some things are beyond the scope of volunteerism. Not only are there a plethora of “unsustainable” trails, patience is factor in that there is just so much to do yesterday that volunteers alone can’t to it all, but they sure the hell can help. Nevertheless, hope to see ya’ll out there, layman/woman, and professionals. When I travel to other trails I hope they are nice, and I can only return the favor and do my part in my part of the world. It is my hope that we are all doing each other (and the world) a solid, and that the trail world will only get better. Many thanks to all those that get it, and do.

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