June 23 2015
Information via the Back Country Horsemen of America (http://www.bcha.org) and the American Trails Symposium have made clear that proposed federal legislation (called "land transfer") may mean that federal public lands may be sold to individual states.
Monica Chapman, AERC's Trails Committee Chair, says, "Half of the federal budget for public lands which is billions of dollars is spent on fighting wildfires. Do you think your states or counties can afford that? I don’t." Please read up on the issue at http://www.westernpriorities.org/news.
Monica also urges you to join BCHA. Their website does have an easy link that can help you contact your legislators. No trails means no endurance riding.