The newsletter of AMERICAN TRAILS -- NEW YEARS 1998

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1998 National Trails Symposium will be held Nov. 13-17, 1998, in Tucson

MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND! The 14th National Trails Symposium, Tucson, Arizona, November 13-17, 1998. The theme is "Trails and the American Spirit."

AMERICAN TRAILS cordially invites you to join the country's leading trails enthusiasts, advocates, and professionals in sunny Tucson, Arizona for the best National Trails Symposium ever! The Symposium is held every two years, and is brought to you by American Trails. Arizona State Parks' Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT) is the state host committee, providing the overall coordination of the Symposium. ASCOT is working closely with Pima County Parks and Recreation Department (the local host) to provide you with an exceptional Arizona experience.

The 1998 Symposium will feature cutting-edge sessions delivered by respected national authorities, an array of terrific programs, events and field trips, daily recreation opportunities, an impressive exhibition hall, and much, much more. You won't want to miss it!

Come Early or Stay Late...

AMERICAN TRAILS invites you to plan your group's meeting or conference before the Symposium start time of Friday, November 13 at 6 p.m., or on Tuesday, November 17. Please call Deb Rawhouser (Bureau of Land Management), Allied Conferences/Meetings Chair at (602) 417-9205; E-mail: drawhous@az.blm.gov

For information about attending, submitting a session, proposal sponsorships, exhibit space, holding an affiliate meeting, or the awards program, please call Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-7160 or visit the American Trails Web site at www.outdoorlink.com/amtrails

Symposium sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities

If you would to become a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please contact Pam Gluck, Executive Director, American Trails at (520) 632-1140 or e-mail AmTrails@lankaster.com to request an information packet.

Major sponsors for the 1998 National Trails Symposium:

-- Arizona State Parks &endash; Arizona State Committee on Trails

-- U.S. Dept. of Interior &endash; National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program

-- U.S. Dept. of Interior &endash; Bureau of Land Management

-- U.S. Dept. of Transportation &endash; Federal Highway Administration

-- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Forest Service