Pathways

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Unless otherwise indicated, all material in Pathways Across America is public domain. All views expressed herein are perspectives of individuals working on behalf of the National Trails System and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the Federal agencies.

Fall 2019

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Preserving critical trail resources and closing gaps AWARDS Gary Werner receives Meritorious Service award NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM PROJECTS An Action Plan for our national trails Closing the gaps in the National Trails System Great American Rail-Trail connection OUTREACH Faces of the…

Summer 2019

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Summer opportunities to support LWCF and PNTS CAPACITY PNTS, Trust for Public Land initiate Gap Analysis Executive Transition Taskforce update BOOKS “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” by Heather Anderson “A Grand Experiment” by Steve Elkinton WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Trail Apprentice…

Spring 2019

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Creating a national public lands system for our trails BOARD PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE HIKE THE HILL PNTS/AHS experience trails victory while in D.C. GOLD SHEET 2018 volunteer and financial contributions BOOKS “West Like Lightning” by Jim DeFelice “Rider on the Pony Express”…

Winter 2018-2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This issue of Pathways provides a glimpse of the many great strides made by nonprofit trail partner organizations and Federal agency partners to support the National Trails System. The achievements represented in these pages, however, are by no means reflective of all that…

Fall 2018

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Let’s prioritize growing our trail organizations BOOKS “A Grand Experiment” by Steve Elkinton “The Continental Divide Trail” by Barney Scout Mann  50TH ANNIVERSARY Opportunities to participate Projects raising funds and awareness Events and reasons to celebrate OUTREACH Potomac Heritage NST Family…

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…

Spring 2018

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act in 2018, we have redesigned Pathways Across America to better reflect the following Decade Goals: outreach and public awareness, resource protection and trail completion, and capacity building. Contents: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT National Trails…

Winter 2017-2018

This issue of Pathways provides a glimpse of the many great strides made by nonprofit trail partner organizations and Federal agency partners to support the National Trails System. The achievements represented in these pages, however, are by no means reflective of all that is taking…

Autumn 2017

Contents: • How to help promote the 50th Anniversary • LWCF Coalition launches #SaveLWCF initiative • Outdoor recreation economy, funding reports • Impacts of natural disasters on the trails • Ice Age, Arizona trails get REI grants for girls • Appalachian Trail Conservancy leadership changes • Former NPS Superintendent Jere Krakow dies…

Summer 2017

Contents: • Fulfilling “A Decade for the National Trails” goals • Pony Express NHT upgrades annual re-ride tracker • Mazatzal restoration transforms Arizona NST • Trail Safe! video resources for trail volunteers • PNTS hires two communications coordinators • North Country Trail Association leadership change…