Posts written by Samantha Haas

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…

Johnny Carawan is Trail Administrator for Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT

Submitted by the National Park Service Joining Superintendent Steve Sims at Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) is Johnny Carawan, who officially became WARO’s Trail Administrator in June 2019. WARO is a series of 680 miles of roads used by General Washington and General…

A decade in the making: Temporal Gulch Passage reroute approved to provide safer alternative for AZT

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Over the past decade, the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) has been working to find a safer, more scenic alternative to the trail’s current alignment near the town of Patagonia, AZ, which includes three miles of paved roads…

ELCAT awarded grant for erosion control at Lobanillo Swales

by Steven Gonzales, Executive Director, El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Association El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) and the National Park Service-National Trails office are pleased to share that the trail has received a $10,000 grant from the…

Closing Ice Age Trail gaps: Land purchases preserve rare native ecosystems and geological features

by Gary Werner, Volunteer, and Kevin Thusius, Director of Land Conservation, Ice Age Trail Alliance Over the past year or so, the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA), Dane County, and the City of Madison have collectively purchased 86 acres of land and conservation and trail…

Electronic Tour Sites: Enhancing visitor experience on two historic trails

by Chrysann Jaeger, Recreation Programs Assistant and Historic Routes Project Manager, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests The Lolo Trail National Historic Landmark (NHL) encompasses the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (NPNHT) and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (LCNHT) through the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests…

Exploring Trails Virtually

GEOTOURS During this time of physical distancing, geocachers are also advised to follow local mandates and safety recommendations. So enjoy the Santa Fe Trail Association’s Geotour from the comfort of your home by touring the sites online instead. Read history lessons associated with more than…

Digital Junior Rangers: Student project brings historic trails to life online

by Hannah Schaefer Tibbett and Ashley O’Hara, Digital Junior Ranger team in partnership with NPS Do you love junior ranger programs? So do we! We are the Digital Junior Ranger team—a mixture of graduate, undergraduate, and high school students from Gunnison, CO. We’re guided by…