|Now is time to preserve land|
|Written by John Muir|
|Sunday, December 30 2007|
The 40-year-old Florida National Scenic Trail crosses nearly 1,500
miles of wild lands on public or other conservation property. There are
only seven other such federally designated trails in the country,
including the renowned Appalachian Trail.
But true to life in Florida, the natural trail is interrupted by scenes of human development. On nearly a fourth of the distance, hikers are forced out of forests and sandhills to trek along highways, some rural and others congested.
Trail advocates say now is the time to move those 361 remaining miles onto protected lands before Florida's rapid development makes that impossible.
For more on this read the Orlando Sentinel article .
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