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Exploring the world of trails, huts and other shelter systems (e.g. inns, B&B's, hostels, cabins, yurts, tents, pods, tree houses, caves, etc.) supporting long distance walkers & skiers → how they operate around the world → honoring & learning from the people who start & operate them → building international community and conversation → towards a sustainable, environmentally sensitive outdoor accommodations & education infrastructure for USA → all in service to cultivating environmental education and a broad-based ethos of biophilia through immersive experiences in the natural world.

Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Frew Saddle Bivouac, two bunk bivvy built for NZ Forest Service deer cullers
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Sutherlands Hut, interior
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Organizations concerned with outdoor recreation & environmental preservation which are related to the scope of

Help wanted: This is an preliminary list: send additions by filling out a  resources submission form.

Not included here:

American Alpine Club

American Hiking Society

America’s Great Outdoors

America’s State Parks

American Recreation Coalition


Appalachian Mountain Club

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Bureau of Land Management

Colorado Mountain College

Dartmouth Outdoor Club

Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (no link found)

Federal Interagency Council on Trails

High Mountain Institute

Land & Water Conservation Fund Coalition

National Association of Gateway Communities

National Association of State Outdoor Recreations Liaison Officers

National Association of State Park Directors

National Forest Service

National Park Trust

National Recreation and Park Association

National Park Service LWCF State Assistance Program

National Outdoor Leadership School

Nature Conservancy

Outdoor Foundation

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Outdoor Industries Association

Sierra Club

Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

Waterman Fund

Wilderness Institute – University of Montana