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Arizona Trails

New Management Plan for 800-mile Arizona Trail

Right now, "the state's largest volunteer project" is short on resources—but various agencies are coming together to change that.

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The existence and maintenance of the 800-mile Arizona Trail has so far depended largely on volunteers, but it hasn’t been enough. Plus, the trail is threatened by other issues: mining projects, reroutes, and special use permits. Agencies from the federal level on down have come up with a proposal to help the trail—one of just 11 national scenic trails—adapt and thrive in the future.