Posts written by Samantha Haas

Fall 2020

View/Download the high resolution pdf version of Pathways here. View the email notice for Pathways here. Contents PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP REPORTS PNTS is now anchored in Washington, D.C. Valerie Rupp named new Executive Director BOOKS “America’s National Historic Trails” by Karen Berger TRAININGS Virtual Trails Workshop is October…

Changes within NPS leadership

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases On August 7, 2020, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation of Margaret Everson to exercise the delegable authority of the director of the National Park Service (NPS). Deputy Director for Operations David…

Rose Fennell named NPS Superintendent of WARO

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Rosalyn “Rose” Fennell as the new superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in…

Carin Farley selected as BLM NSHT Program Lead

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases Carin Farley (email: cfarley@blm.gov phone: 505-263-9586) began her new position as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Scenic and Historic Trail Program Lead on August 30, 2020. The position was formerly held by Kevin Keeler in an…

Summer 2020

View/Download the high resolution pdf version of Pathways here. View the email notice for Pathways (including an updated Editor’s Note) here. Contents PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP REPORTS “A time of accelerated change for the Partnership” by Karen Crossley, Interim Executive Director “Raising our voices for trails” by Kathy…

PNTS publishes Ice Age Trail case studies

by Don Owen, Consultant and Case Study Author, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its third case study about national trail protection efforts. “Partnerships, Planning, and Persistence: Collaborative Approaches Aid Three Ice Age Trail Acquisitions”…

Where are they now? Halle Goldstein

From trail intern to conservation organizer by Halle Goldstein, 2018 PNTS Trail Intern and Apprentice When I first began my internship with the Florida Trail Association, I was originally pursuing a psychology degree so that I could attend graduate school for occupational therapy. However, the…

Partnerships propel research grant

Partnerships propel research grant NEH funding enlivens native history at Lewis and Clark Trail Summer Institute by Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc., with contributions by Dr. Stephanie Wood and Tom Smith During 2018-2020, Dr. Stephanie Wood, of the University of Oregon’s College of Education, in…

Summit for Arizona Trails

Summit for Arizona Trails Statewide trails network discusses shared challenges and opportunities by Wendy Lotzke, Coordinator and Volunteer Program Manager, Summit/Network for Arizona Trails and Arizona Trail Association In February 2020, a small volunteer committee of trail managers, builders, and enthusiasts convened the inaugural Summit…

Hiking Challenges Gain Attraction During Pandemic

NEW ENGLAND TRAIL #Hike50NET  The Connecticut Forest and Park Association and Appalachian Mountain Club worked closely with the Center for Community GIS to redevelop the New England National Scenic Trail website, which features a new interactive map and overnight site reservation system and pages for…