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**Limited Edition Autographed Copy**
Steve Elkinton, former National Park Service (NPS) Program Leader for the National Trails System, has compiled an illustrated history of how the System came about and how it has evolved since 1968. Maybe it was the national historic trail pieces of the System, or maybe it was NPS’s strong policy emphasis on historical resources; something led him to feel that he and his nationwide network of trail colleagues—Federal staff, organizational partners, and especially committed trail volunteers—were making history together.
“A Grand Experiment: The National Trails System at 50” is Elkinton’s attempt to document this remarkable history. It starts with the DAR and Ezra Meeker monumenting historic trail routes in 1906. Elkinton then threads together a variety of trends and personalities that led to the great wave of environmental and conservation laws that were passed by Congress in the 1960s. The National Trails System was not an afterthought, but actually the culmination of a series of laws over a decade that included the Wilderness Act, the Outdoor Recreation Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act.
- Author - Steve Elkington
- Soft Cover
- 260 Pages
- Autographed Copy
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