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Find America’s Trails – Out There!

At 13, I was the smallest boy in my class. “Hey, Shrimp!” was a refrain often heard. On a 50-mile backpacking trip, my 80-pound body wrestled with a 35-pound pack. But “out there,” I found scenes more beautiful than pictures on a museum wall. Out…

Experience the heart of history on America’s national trails

I am Margaret Gorski, a volunteer leader with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. In 1991, I was a U.S. Forest Service employee sitting in a circle of Nez Perce elders high in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. I looked across a vast jumble of tree…

Explore. Dream. Discover – the National Trails System is here for you!

I’m Gary Werner, the Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS). Our organization advocates for the 30 amazing trails that together create an American legacy, the National Trails System. As a child, I walked with my parents across the glacial terrain…

Find Adventure on America’s Trails—Become a Supporter Today

Anish on the Continental Divide Trail. Photo Credit: Heather Anderson I am Heather Anderson, a 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. I am also Anishinaabe, and I am known as Anish on the trails. I have hiked and run 30,000 miles on our national…

The Partnership for the National Trails System Announces 2019 National Trail Intern Grant Recipients

The Partnership for the National Trails System Announces National Trail Intern Grant Recipients The Partnership for the National Trails System, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, is pleased to announce grant recipients for…

#SaveLWCF to Save Our Trails

Urge Congress to permanently reauthorize LWCF with full, dedicated funding The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th, threatening the future of our national trails, parks, and public lands. “Without any action from Congress, a program that is widely supported, provides more…

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.…

PNTS to Attend 2018 Summer Retailer Show

This July, the Partnership for the National Trails System will attend the summer 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, CO. During our time there, PNTS staff will meet with nonprofit and Federal agency partners and key players in the outdoor industry, as well as partake in various event commemorating the 50th Anniversary…

PNTS Statement on the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus FY 2018 Appropriations Bill

The Partnership for the National Trails System thanks Congress for finally appropriating the money to fund Federal agencies—including our partners in the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S Forest Service, and the Federal Highway Administration—through the end of…

The Partnership for the National Trails System Announces National Trail Intern Grant Recipients

The Partnership for the National Trails System Announces National Trail Intern Grant Recipients The Partnership for the National Trails System, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and US Forest Service, is pleased to announce grant recipients for their 2017-2018 National…