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PNTS publishes Fones Cliffs case study

By Don Owen, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its second case study about trail land protection efforts as part of a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. “Saving Fones…

Closing the gaps in the National Trails System

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from submissions by Don Owen National trail administrators and planners estimate that there are more than 55,000 miles of national scenic and historic trails that crisscross the landscape of the United States. Of that total, nearly 20,000…

PNTS and Trust for Public Land initiate Gap Analysis

by Don Owen, Consultant, Partnership for the National Trails System Fifty years after the passage of the National Trails System Act, many critically important landscapes and resources of the National Trails System lack any permanent protection.   Thanks to a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration,…