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PNTS Statement in Support of H.R. 6510

On behalf of the Partnership for the National Trails System and our 35 member organizations we encourage the Natural Resources Committee to support H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. All Public Lands Must Be Included in Deferred Maintenance Legislation (incl. U.S.…

Summer 2018

Contents: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Let’s make closing gaps on trails a priority BOOKS “Thousand-Miler” by Melanie Radzicki McManus THEN AND NOW Traveling through time on the Pacific Crest Trail 50TH ANNIVERSARY Opportunities to participate Events and reasons to celebrate Projects raising funds and awareness OUTREACH…

Katie Houston

Name: Katie Houston Age: 21 Current City/State: Asheville, NC Hometown: Asheville, NC Education: Environmental Studies: Earth Science Trail Represented: Appalachian National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Internship Title: National Service Coordinator Scope of Internship: Alivia Acosta works with the trail maintaining clubs on…

Alivia Acosta

Name: Alivia Acosta Age: 21 Current City/State: Unity, ME Hometown: Yonkers, NY Education: Parks and Forest Resources at Unity College Trail Represented: Appalachian National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Internship Title: National Service Coordinator Scope of Internship: Alivia Acosta works with the…

Jacob Torres

Name: Jacob Torres Age: 19 Current City/State: Anchorage, AK Hometown: Eagle River, AK Education: Physics/Aerospace Engineering at University of Alaska Fairbanks Trail Represented: Iditarod National Historic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Alaska Geographic Internship Title: Iditarod NHT Communications Intern Scope of Internship: To provide media gathering,…

Delaini Disher

Name: Delaini Disher Age: 22 Current City/State: Grand Rapids, MI Hometown: Edwardsburg, MI Education: Environmental Biology/Communications at Cornerstone University Trail Represented: North Country National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: North Country Trail Association Internship Title: Next Generation Outreach Intern Scope of Internship: Facilitate Next Generation…

Amanda Wheelock

Name: Amanda Wheelock Age: 26 Current City/State: Golden, CO Hometown: Chattanooga, TN Education: Geography at Dartmouth College Trail Represented: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Continental Divide Trail Coalition Internship Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist Scope of Internship: Broaden the community of CDT…

Spotlight: Trail Interns

The Partnership for the National Trails System, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, awarded 20 National Trail Intern Grants for 2017-2018. These grant opportunities, totaling $190,000, will create opportunities for young adults to become involved, or…

BLM, FWS, NPS launch story maps

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from BLM, FWS, NPS, and Trails50 websites As the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act approaches, several Federal agencies have launched interactive story maps to encourage people to discover, connect, and explore. The Bureau of…

DOI designates 19 new national recreation trails

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from Department of Interior and American Trails news releases and websites Just before National Trails Day, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke designated 19 national recreation trails (NRTs) in 17 States, adding more than 370 miles…