Lagging forest trail maintenance prompting "frenemies" to unite

Mar 28, 2014

Over 50 diverse recreation and conservation groups say the Forest Service is facing a nation-wide trails crisis and they sent a letter to Congress this week asking for help.

Shannon Freix - Jewel Basin, Mount Aeneas
Credit Shannon Freix

The Forest Service manages 158-thousand miles of trails in the United States that advocates say help support an over 600-billion-dollar recreation industry.
      In tonight's feature interview with Edward O'Brien, Shannon Freix tells us more about the trail maintenance backlog and why it's uniting multiple-use and wilderness advocates.
     Freix is the Continental Divide Trails Program Manager for the Montana Wilderness Association.