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LWCF State-side Funds Announced

August 13, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $42 million in funding to states to promote outdoor recreation and conservation. The funding, distributed to all 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia, comes …

Help Promote Your Favorite Trail

This spring American Hiking Society will be joining our federal partners as we celebrate all the places where Americans enjoy the outdoors. AHS’s trails promos, complimentary to the larger National Park Service “Find Your Park” movement, will seek to …

National Trails Day 2015

National Trails Day® 2015 brought more than 176,000 Americans outside to explore trails in all 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada.  Whether it was hiking, biking, horseback riding, or trail running, National Trails Day 2015 enabled thousands …

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From Hikers to Heroes: Citizen Scientists Are Saving the World

By : Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League

For many of us, time on the trail is a treasured respite from the constant connectedness of our day-to-day lives; a chance to get away from technology and be …

Volunteer Vacations

We all love vacations. We work long hours to earn those few precious days of freedom with family and friends.

I personally love to grab my pack and hit the trail the moment I can, preferably to a state or …

Learning through Alternative Breaks

By: Meghan Foley, American Hiking Society Intern

When I was researching American Hiking Society during my internship application process, I was excited to learn about their alternative break program and its focus on environmental stewardship and trail conservation. This was …

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AHS and Michelob Ultra Offer Trail Grants for Superior Trails

SILVER SPRING, MD – July 22, 2015 –With the launch of the Michelob Ultra Superior Trails grant program, American Hiking Society and Michelob Ultra have teamed up to grant two trail organizations $25,000 each to help build and maintain superior hiking trails. Each grant will help address the colossal …

The North Face Awards American Hiking Society’s Alternative Break Program with Explore Fund Grant

SILVER SPRING, MD- July 9, 2015 – The North Face announced American Hiking Society as a winner of the 2015 Explore Fund grant for its Alternative Break program, a college focused environmental stewardship program that connects youth to the outdoors through service, conservation, and fun.

“We are thrilled that The …

Interior Department Supported $358 Billion in Economic Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a report showing that the various activities of the Department of the Interior contributed $358 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014, supporting more than two million jobs across the country.

“This report demonstrates once …

Meet Our Interns

American Hiking is pleased to introduce you to it’s summer interns!  Join us in welcoming the next generation of trail stewards: 

Meghan Foley
Meghan is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary majoring in Public Policy. At school, Meghan helps direct the Alternative Breaks program on campus (spring and …

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From Hikers to Heroes: Citizen Scientists Are Saving the World

By : Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League

For many of us, time on the trail is a treasured respite from the constant connectedness of our day-to-day lives; a chance to get away from technology and be unreachable for a while. But there are many who see …

Volunteer Vacations

We all love vacations. We work long hours to earn those few precious days of freedom with family and friends.

I personally love to grab my pack and hit the trail the moment I can, preferably to a state or national park with no cell phone service. As I walk …

Learning through Alternative Breaks

By: Meghan Foley, American Hiking Society Intern

When I was researching American Hiking Society during my internship application process, I was excited to learn about their alternative break program and its focus on environmental stewardship and trail conservation. This was a welcome coincidence, since I have a large soft spot …

Membership Spotlight: Patty McLaughlin

Patty McLaughlin has been a member of American Hiking Society since 2006 and has participated in 5 different Volunteer Vacations trips!  We at American Hiking love staying in touch and connecting with members to see why trails and the American Hiking Society are so important to them.

Q: What is your …

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