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2017 Accomplishments of the Partnership for the National Trails System

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System During 2017, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) continued to provide the educational and information sharing services it has for years to the National Trails System community. Pathways Across America…

Arizona NST 2017 Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Gear Girls — Held program engaging young women in mountain biking, snowsports, and trail work through REI grant. Trail Skills Institute — Held five successful training courses to teach sustainable trail design, dry stone masonry and armoring techniques, corridor maintenance,…

Appalachian NST 2017 Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Next Generation Advisory Council — 17 young, diverse leaders addressing barriers to employment and recreation, promoting inclusivity, and contributing advice on programs and policies. The Conservation Leadership Corps — Pathway for young adults (18-25) looking for a job in the…

Continental Divide NST 2017 Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) Continental Divide Trail Society (CDTS) OUTREACH Documentation — CDTC developed new strip maps, planning guide, brochure, wall map. Trail Communities — CDTC developed a business survey and toolkit; Lincoln, MT became CDTC’s first Gateway Community in Montana and now there…

Florida NST 2017 Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Website — FTA updated look and functionality of its website and added interactive maps to streamline the user experience. Documentation — FTA contracted National Geographic photographer Chris Johns to capture the subtropical ecosystems the trail passes through for use in…

Ice Age NST 2017 Highlights

Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) OUTREACH Saunters — Youth program expanded to 16 districts. Educators Summit — Third annual event was held with 44 participants. Trail Communities — There are now 12 Trail Communities along the Ice Age NST. Trailtessa — Six events were scheduled…

Natchez Trace NST 2017 Highlights

Natchez Trace Parkway Association OUTREACH Promotion — Created and funded commercials to air on television stations in Mississippi to promote the trail and cycling safety on the trail. Historical event — Held a living history event to highlight the historical significance of a segment of…

New England NST 2017 Highlights

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) OUTREACH Programs — AMC worked with the NET College Network Outing Club to hold several programs, including a freshmen orientation trip at the Richardson-Zlogar Cabin with Amherst College; UMass and Amherst College students attended a…

North Country NST 2017 Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Website — Developed and launched a new website that better integrates trail and volunteer information. Programs — Annual celebration in Marquette, MI was larger than ever with almost 400 attendees; Hike 100 program continued to generate excitement. Signage —…

Pacific Crest NST 2017 Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Southern Terminus Host Program — PCTA partnered with Cleveland National Forest to start this 10-week volunteer position, which compiles data and educates trail users about trail conditions, water, travel tips, and Leave No Trace practices. PROTECTION Land — PCTA…