About This Special Year-End Report
Each year, the PNTS attempts to showcase a sampling of trail successes towards the three goals of the Decade for the National Trails System. In the past, we have separated the achievements of the trail stewardship organizations and agency partners for each trail; this year we have chosen to combine each trail’s successes to more accurately depict the partnerships that have enabled so many of the great efforts across the entire National Trails System.
In this issue, you will find highlights from the Partnership for the National Trails System, the Gold Sheet of Volunteer Hours and Contributions from trail stewardship organizations, Federal NTS-wide achievements by agency, and by-trail advancements in outreach, protection, and capacity.
Special thanks to the Federal Interagency Council on Trails for preparation of the National Trails System Annual Report for FY2013, which was a critical resource in the compilation of this Pathways 2013 Trail Highlights issue.