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Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey has introduced a new bill, the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act. The bill, HR 2435, would establish a task force charged with finding ways to make better use of public land in treatment and therapy for vets. The bill acknowledges the important role public lands and unspoiled wilderness play in American society and could direct one of the largest budgets in the world—that of the U.S. military—toward protecting public lands and funding the guides and gear necessary to recreate on them, all the while educating millions of veterans about the importance of conserving our wild places.read more
REI and National Forest Foundation have teamed up for a third consecutive year to restore trails and connect youth to National Forests. This year funds will support up to 15 high-impact projects on National Forests around the country. In addition, every project supported year has a youth element such as an internship, a summer field program or a day of stewardship.read more