NATIONAL FOREST TRAIL STEWARDSHIP ACT
On February 10, 2015, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) re-introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845). On April 28, 2015, Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Senate version of the bill (S.1110). The bill would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests, including equestrians. The bill was first introduced during the last Congress. The American Horse Council, Backcountry Horsemen of America, and the Wilderness Society were significantly involved in the creation of this bill.
The bill is supported by the AHC and many other recreation organizations.