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Fall National Trails Workshop – Registration Open & Detailed Schedule Available!

September 22, 2020 – We would like to welcome you to join us at the National Trails Virtual Fall Workshop! These are indeed challenging times along our National Trails System. With the continuing COVID-19 health crisis, so many schedules, activities, trail events, and trail projects…

Partnership’s Statement upon Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the House

July 22, 2020 The Partnership for the National Trails System issued the following statement from Board President Barney Scout Mann upon passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: Today’s vote to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and…

Valerie Rupp named Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has appointed Valerie C. Rupp of Baltimore, Maryland, to serve as the new Executive Director for the organization which represents 30 national scenic and historic trails. Valerie currently is Corporate & Foundation Stewardship Director for Baltimore’s People…

Fall National Trails Workshop Moves to Virtual Format

Fall National Trails Workshop Moves to Virtual Format With much careful thought and deliberation, a consensus decision was reached earlier today at the Trail Leaders Council meeting to cancel the Partnership for the National Trails System’s in-person Fall Workshop (scheduled for October 26-30, 2020 in…

The Partnership’s Statement of Solidarity

The Partnership for the National Trails System stands in solidarity with the Black community and other people of color in condemning recent injustices — especially loss of life — as well as the systemic racism that has persisted in our country for generations.  The Partnership…

Trails link people to landscapes and culture

Now more than ever we need our parks, natural areas and trails. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! Trails link people to landscapes and culture. During this time of…

Fall Workshop: Willingess to Travel Survey – Due June 7

From RG Absher, Chair of the Fall Workshop Committee: Friends – As you know, the Partnership’s Fall National Trails Workshop has been scheduled for October 27, 28, and 29th, 2020 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. As the host organization for this event, we have been working…

A breath of fresh air – the National Trails System

Now more than ever we need our trails, natural areas and public outdoor spaces. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! During stressful times, it is well known that a…

Trails enrich your community

Now more than ever we need our trails, natural areas and public outdoor spaces. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! Are you curious about the area where you live…

PNTS Letters to Congress: Trails and Economic Stimulus

Attached are letters that the Partnership for the National Trails System sent to House and Senate leadership on May 5th and March 23rd urging specific attention to trails as they work on a long-term economic stimulus and infrastructure package. Now is a good time to…