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Description:

Report of the 1965 study commissioned by the Secretary of the Interior Morris Udall and completed by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (U.S. Department of the Interior). The report was a response to President Lyndon Johnson's "Natural Beauty Message" of February 8, 1965, in which he called for development and protection of a balanced system of trails—in the nation's metropolitan areas as well as in the countryside—in cooperation with State and local governments and private interests. Johnson called for such a trail system to help protect and enhance the total quality of the outdoor environment as well as to provide much needed opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation. This report helped provide a framework for the creation of the the National Trails System Act of 1968.

Collection:

Legislation


Date:

9/16/1966

Creator:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Subject

National Scenic Trails

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

None recorded.

Source:

U.S. Government Printing Office

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

U.S. Department of the Interior, “Trails for America. Report on the Nationwide Trail Study (1965),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 5, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/78.
trails_for_america_1966_ocr.pdf