PNTS seeks input on annual State of the Trails Report

The Partnership for the National Trails System is looking to further refine and develop its annual State of the Trails Report with input from our Federal and nonprofit partners. Reports are meant to provide a benchmark for the national scenic and historic trails and help attract more private and public resources to develop and sustain the National Trails System in years to come. The attributes and conditions we are reporting on include trail miles; programs and engagement; historic, cultural, and ecological sites; and volunteerism. The intent is for this reporting process to be a collaborative effort between trail administrators and trail nonprofit leaders, which was unfortunately hampered for the 2018 report due to the government shutdown.

To get involved, contact Samantha Haas, PNTS Communications Coordinator, at:

View the 2018 report at:

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