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2019 Bureau of Land Management Highlights

Trail Administration — Administered three trails and engaged in the National Trail Administrators Roundtable in Harper’s Ferry, WV (Iditarod, Old Spanish, and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro NHTs). Trail Management — Managed significant portions of 18 NSHTs on 6,000 miles of public lands in…

Carin Farley selected as BLM NSHT Program Lead

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases Carin Farley (email: cfarley@blm.gov phone: 505-263-9586) began her new position as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Scenic and Historic Trail Program Lead on August 30, 2020. The position was formerly held by Kevin Keeler in an…

Reflections in retirement: PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect

Reflections in retirement PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect by Samantha Haas, Communications Coordinator, Partnership for the National Trails System (Interviews conducted virtually June 17, 2020) Last summer, when the Partnership for the National Trails System announced the forthcoming retirement of…

Bio: Deb Salt

Deb Salt Bureau of Land Management: 32 Years Deb grew up atop a hill along the Allegheny River in rural western Pennsylvania. The wooded and historic trails (Oil Region National Heritage Area) she often walked as a child led her to a 34-year career of…

BLM publishes Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring

by Kevin Keeler, Acting Program Lead for the National Scenic and Historic Trails, Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Trails Program released two companion Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring Methodology (IAM) for National Scenic and Historic Trails in…

BLM selects new Director for NHTIC

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) selected Dennis Kuhnel to be the Director of the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) in Casper, WY in October 2019. The NHTIC is a 11,000-square-foot facility that educates and interprets the…

NSHT IAM: A method for capturing trail resources, qualities, values, and settings

by Deb Salt, Trails Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management, and Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration In 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) agreed to cost-share a contract to develop a standardized, resource integrated national scenic and…

FHWA and BLM Trail Resources

RECREATIONAL TRAILS REPORT The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the 2019 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Annual Report. The RTP provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. This annual report…

Published Resources

Teaching Guide The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a middle school teaching guide about the national trails titled “America’s Scenic and Historic Trails on Public Lands: The Intersection of Cultures, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation.” This product provides teachers with three activities to trace…

BLM, FWS, NPS launch story maps

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from BLM, FWS, NPS, and Trails50 websites As the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act approaches, several Federal agencies have launched interactive story maps to encourage people to discover, connect, and explore. The Bureau of…