Tags: Gary Werner

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: 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…

A time of transition and momentum for trails during Hike the Hill 2020

By Kathy DeCoster, PNTS Advocacy and Policy Director, and Samantha Haas, PNTS Communications Coordinator More than 100 people representing 40 trail organizations and advocates from throughout the country traveled to Washington, D.C. this February to “Hike the Hill.” Now in its 23rd year, Hike the Hill®…

The National Trails System: Journeys of discovery beyond the tread and ruts

In 1991, leaders of the national scenic and historic trail organizations began a journey together. The journey is a long quest to realize the full potential and purpose of the National Trails System. Like journeys taken along these trails, this has been and continues to…

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

(May 28, 2020 Update) Partnership interviews candidates, seeks office space The Partnership for the National Trails System Transition Task Force reports that the hiring of a new Executive Director is on schedule for mid-summer with a start date on or before September 1st. We were delighted with…

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…