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National Trails System Act

Legislation issued to promote the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open air, outdoor areas, and historic resources through the establishment of a national trail system. This Act (16 USC 1241 et seq.) created a series of trails; each designated trail is administered by a federal agency: either the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service, or the National Park Service (NPS). In some instances, the trails are administered by two agencies in cooperation with one another. The full suite of regulations issued by the BLM under this Act is available at 43 CFR 8351.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

The entire suite of National Trails System Act regulations issued by the BLM may be applicable to energy development activities.

Relevant Web Site(s)


This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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