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Protecting Lands & Trails: Funding, Conservation and Policy

Budgets for public lands and trails have continued to shrink, even though we see more and more people getting outdoors. This makes it more difficult to keep our backcountry trails open and accessible and make the most iconic hiking destinations sustainable long term. Join WTA in becoming an advocate for increasing funding for our public land agencies and protecting the wild places surrounding the trails we love, from the remote wilderness to local parks and greenspaces.

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Budgets for public lands and trails have continued to shrink, even though we see more and more people getting outdoors. This makes it more difficult to keep our backcountry trails open and accessible and make the most iconic hiking destinations sustainable long term.

WTA has long been a vocal advocate for increasing funding for our public land agencies and protecting the wild places surrounding the trails we love, from the remote wilderness to local parks and greenspaces. Whether you take action by writing to your legislator, joining a Hiker Rally Day in Olympia or signing a petition on Washington Trails Day, hikers’ stories have the power to affect powerful change.

We protect our trails and lands through:

How to help Protect Washington's Trails

  • Sign up for our Trail Action Network for the latest ways to get involved and speak up for trails and public lands.