Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Appropriations Hearings for Fiscal Year 1981

HikaNation was a joint sponsorship by the American Hiking Society and the United States Department of the Interior Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. The HCRS lent its name to HikaNation as a "co-sponsor" but no funds were provided. The purpose of HikaNation was to gather information on the number of trails available for foot travel in America and the needs of hikers as they go along the route of HikaNation. The hike was also an effort to dramatize the amount of highway and road hiking that are necessary in order to walk from one shore of our nation to the other and to promote hiking as a low energy consumption form of recreation.

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United States Senate - Ninety-Sixth Congress - Fiscal Year 1981
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations for
Department of the Interior - Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service

Tuesday, April 29, 1980


Department of the Interior - Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Opening Statements: Pages 117 - 118
Budget Justification: Pages 119 - 121
Tuesday, April 29, 1980


Department of the Interior - Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
HikaNation Related Comments: Pages 201 - 204
Tuesday, April 29, 1980

Newsweek article referenced above


"DOI-HCRS News Release" referenced above



Department of the Interior - Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Closing Statements concerning reduction in funding: Pages 207 - 209
Tuesday, April 29, 1980


Description of additional articles Click links below to access individual pages.
3 snippets from books.google.com:
"Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations
for fiscal year 1981" referencing HikaNation, including the Newsweek article and the April 1, 1980 news release.
Department of the Interior and related agencies
appropriations for fiscal year 1981
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& the books.google.com link here,

& sources to find "the book",

& view the entire "Senate Hearing Book - Pt. 3",

& PDF version of the excerpts above - view/download.
General information from Wikipedia, concerning the
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Wikipedia:
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Guide to Federal Records:
Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
This is an incomplete, consolidated list of articles, referencing the DOI-HCRS, most of which have previously been added to The Progression of HikaNation. The Progression of HikaNation details the HikaNation journey with various organizational memos, letters, newspaper and magazine articles. Department of the Interior
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
HikaNation related articles