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Steve Elkinton

In 1989, Steve Elkinton was selected as the program leader for the National Trails System in the National Park Service’s Washington headquarters office. Steve brought to the position a background in landscape architecture, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and an admiration for volunteers and the valuable benefits and passion they bring to the stewardship of the system.

Christopher Douwes

In 2007, Christopher was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Extraordinary Trail Partner Award for his ever cheerful encouragement of inclusive collaboration among various trail advocates and for his consistent essential support of conferences, publications, workshops, and training projects that increase the knowledge and skills and foster a stronger, more congenial sense of community within the National Trails System.

Elena Daly

In 2007, Elena was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Extraordinary Trail Partner Award for her steady support of the National Trails System as an articulate spokesperson for the values that these trails represent, for ensuring that national scenic and historic trails are fully recognized as components of the National Landscape Conservation System, for support of Bureau of Land Management’s National Scenic and Historic Trails Strategy, and for fostering a constituent network to support the National Landscape Conservation System.

Jeff Jarvis

In 2011, Jeff was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Extraordinary Trail Partner Award for your unwavering service and support to the National Scenic and Historic Trails over many years with the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System program. Jeff has been a stalwart manager and advocate for the conservation, restoration, and protection of the National Scenic and Historic Trails and their corridors as jewels of the National Trails System.

Pam Underhill

In 2011, Pam was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Lifetime Achievement Award for more than three decades of outstanding and dedicated service to the National Trails System. Always a consummate professional devoted to the Trails, your lifelong leadership and commitment helped transform the vision of a National Trails System into a reality that countless future generations will enjoy.

Tom Gilbert

In 2011, Tom was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Lifetime Achievement Award for more than three decades of outstanding and dedicated service to the National Trails System. Always a consummate professional devoted to the Trails, your lifelong leadership and commitment helped transform the vision of a National Trails System into a reality that countless future generations will enjoy.

Craig Bromley

In 2011, Craig was awarded the Partnership for the National Trails System’s Lifetime Achievement Award for three decades of outstanding archeological service with the Bureau of Land Management. His steadfast commitment and exceptional leadership have been extraordinary in the management, research, and protection of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.

Deb Salt

(Award year: 2013) In recognition of her many years of outstanding service and achievements as National Trails Program Leader in the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System, for her support of the Partnership for the National Trails System, and especially for her inspiring leadership in developing the National Scenic and Historic Trails Strategy and the precedent setting Policy Manuals.

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