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Short Titles as Introduced

National Discovery Trails Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the National Trails System Act to include national discovery trails and to designate the American Discovery Trail, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

07/14/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

07/28/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/14/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/14/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 07/14/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 09/11/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/31/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 10/31/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources07/14/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands07/28/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/14/2017)

National Discovery Trails Act

This bill amends the National Trails System Act to establish as part of the national trails system national discovery trails, which shall be extended, continuous interstate trails located to provide for outdoor recreation and travel and to connect representative examples of America's trails and communities.

The bill authorizes the designation of such trails on federal lands and, with the owner's consent, on nonfederal lands.

The 6,000-mile American Discovery Trail extending from Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware to Point Reyes National Seashore in California, splitting into northern and southern routes at Cincinnati, Ohio, and rejoining at Denver, Colorado, is designated as a national discovery trail.

The bill sets forth requirements for designation of a trail as a national discovery trail.

The appropriate federal department for each national discovery trail shall: (1) administer the trail in cooperation with a competent trailwide volunteer-based organization; and (2) submit a comprehensive plan for the trail's protection, management, development, and use.