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National Strategy for a Sustainable Trail System

A side-hill trail in a forest setting, Tonto National Forest. Forest trail, Southwest Region, Tonto National Forest. Courtesy photo by Simon Cox.

The Forest Service’s National Strategy for a Sustainable Trail System establishes a bold vision for a sustainable trail system achieved through collaborative stewardship. The strategy identifies core values to guide implementation and outlines a series of strategic actions to leverage critical investments in agency and partner leader intent and resources toward achieving a 10-year action plan.

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Finalized in December 2016, the trail strategy is currently undergoing preparation as an official Agency publication. Once available—complete with enhanced layout, design, and photos—it will be posted on this web page. In the meantime, a manuscript copy of the trail strategy content and a summarized overview of the strategy are provided here for use and reference:

Note: This Web page will be updated with additionally related information regarding National Strategy for a Sustainable Trail System background and implementation, the National Forest System Trail Stewardship Act (H.R.845), and associated reference materials. Interested individuals are encouraged to check back for updates to this site.

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If you have questions or comments, please contact FS-Trail Management at fstrailmanagement@fs.fed.us.

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Last modified September 20, 2017

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