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National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

  The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance develops a growing network of volunteer-based organizations to provide stewardship for America’s enduring resource of wilderness. randy@wildernessalliance.org PO Box 752 Bend, OR 97709 (801) 808-2167

Spring 2020

Contents PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP REPORTS “Navigating Times of Change for the Partnership” By Karen Crossley, Interim Executive Director By Kathy DeCoster, Advocacy and Policy Director By Barney “Scout” Mann, Board President TRANSITION TASK FORCE UPDATE PNTS launches job search for Executive Director HIKE THE HILL Transition…

PNTS publishes Fones Cliffs case study

By Don Owen, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its second case study about trail land protection efforts as part of a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. “Saving Fones…

BLM publishes Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring

by Kevin Keeler, Acting Program Lead for the National Scenic and Historic Trails, Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Trails Program released two companion Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring Methodology (IAM) for National Scenic and Historic Trails in…

National Trails System Council April 2020 Update

by Jeff Mast, Assistant National Trail Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service Greetings trail friends and colleagues! Thank you to all of you who were able to join the National Trails System Council (NTSC) in-person meeting that took place during Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C.…

New England NST changes NPS leadership

Submitted by the National Park Service After 31 years with the National Park Service (NPS), and 10 years with the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), NET Trail Administrator Charlie Tracy retired in September 2019.   The National Park Service (NPS) has recently transferred the administration…

Sarah Cawley is new Executive Director of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Submitted by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) announced December 5, 2019, that it hired Sarah Cawley as Executive Director to lead the national nonprofit organization. Sarah began her position at the LCTHF’s headquarters in Great…

BLM selects new Director for NHTIC

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) selected Dennis Kuhnel to be the Director of the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) in Casper, WY in October 2019. The NHTIC is a 11,000-square-foot facility that educates and interprets the…

Dr. Joy G. Kinard is Superintendent of the Selma to Montgomery NHT

Submitted by the National Park Service The National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Robert A. Vogel announced the selection of Dr. Joy G. Kinard as the new superintendent of Alabama’s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and Selma to…

Star-Spangled Banner NHT staffing changes

Submitted by the National Park Service Tina M. Cappetta, Superintendent of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Hampton National Historic Site, and Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, left her current position January 17, 2020 to become the next Superintendent of the Chesapeake & Ohio…