Tags: National Trails System

50th Anniversary Initiatives by Nonprofit and Federal Partners

HIKING CHALLENGES Modeled after the North Country Trail Association’s successful “Hike 100 Challenge,” this year the North Country, Arizona, and New England national scenic trails are challenging trail users to hike 50 miles to earn a special patch or other prizes in commemoration of the…

50th Anniversary Opportunities

By Partnership for the National Trails System Compiled from www.pnts.org and www.trails50.org Opportunities to participate In his 1965 “Natural Beauty Message” to Congress, President Lyndon B. Johnson inspired a national “system of trails” for the American people. Congress passed the National Trails System Act, signed…

The future of the National Trails System faces fundamental challenges

By Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System Our celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System are well underway. While we are celebrating throughout 2018 the 50 years of tremendous progress in establishing, protecting, developing, maintaining, and interpreting the trails…

Decade for the National Trails Goals

Decade Goal 1 – Outreach and Public Awareness In the challenge of protecting land, constructing trail on the ground, mapping the trail, and all the logistical challenges of managing trails, outreach may at first seem like a luxury. Yet there is a reason Outreach is listed…