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Bio: Gary Werner

Gary Werner Partnership for the National Trails System: 29 Years In 1958, when Gary was 10 years old, his father read “My Boyhood and Youth” by John Muir and connected with the Sierra Club in San Francisco. There was no organized Sierra Club activity in…

Valerie Rupp named Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has appointed Valerie C. Rupp of Baltimore, Maryland, to serve as the new Executive Director for the organization which represents 30 national scenic and historic trails. Valerie currently is Corporate & Foundation Stewardship Director for Baltimore’s People…

PNTS Seeks New Executive Director

Partnership for the National Trails System Seeks New Executive Director The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS or The Partnership) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial and visionary Executive Director to build on the organization’s 27-year legacy of accomplishments and guide its work to the next…

Gary Werner receives Meritorious Service Award

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from an Oregon-California Trails Association news release Gary Werner, the Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System, was presented with the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) Meritorious Service Award at the organization’s 37th Annual National…

Preserving critical resources and closing gaps along national scenic and historic trails

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System Congress’s intent in establishing the National Trails System was for national scenic trails to be continuous off-road pathways and for both the national scenic and national historic trails to preserve the natural, cultural, historic, and…

PNTS leadership and headquarters updates

(August 17, 2020 Update) PNTS Executive Director Valerie Rupp to Establish New Washington, D.C. Office Valerie Rupp officially began her new role as Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System on August 17th! Valerie joins us virtually, however, her formal office will…

Gary Werner receives Outstanding Trail Leaders award

by American Trails Adapted from a May 2019 Advancing Trails Award news release Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System, was awarded by American Trails during the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, held April 28-May 1, 2019, in…

Help secure full annual funding of the LWCF and donate to support the work of the PNTS

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System As we begin the second 50 years of building, protecting, interpreting, and maintaining the national scenic and historic trails, several new opportunities offer the prospect of significantly enhancing our efforts. The Partnership for the National…

Gary Werner retiring, PNTS seeks next Executive Director

by Liz Bergeron, Chair, PNTS Executive Transition Taskforce Gary Werner has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) and retiring from full-time work early in 2020.  Werner, who has served as PNTS Executive Director…