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September 20, 2016
The United States’ forest trails for equestrian and recreational access have received a boost with the country’s House Agriculture Committee approving a Trail Bill.
The National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845) has been unanimously approved by the House Committee on Agriculture. The bill, introduced by Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN), would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users in many National Forests, including equestrians.
“The recreational horse industry contributes $US32 billion a year to the economy and supports nearly 435,000 jobs nationwide,” said American Horse Council president Julie Broadway...
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