Tags: NPS

New England NST changes NPS leadership

Submitted by the National Park Service After 31 years with the National Park Service (NPS), and 10 years with the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), NET Trail Administrator Charlie Tracy retired in September 2019.   The National Park Service (NPS) has recently transferred the administration…

Johnny Carawan is Trail Administrator for Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT

Submitted by the National Park Service Joining Superintendent Steve Sims at Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) is Johnny Carawan, who officially became WARO’s Trail Administrator in June 2019. WARO is a series of 680 miles of roads used by General Washington and General…

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®…

Don King retires after 50-year NPS career

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a news release from the NPS After a 50-year career with the National Park Service (NPS), Don King retired as Chief Realty Officer of the National Trails Land Resources Program Center in Martinsburg, WV on September…

Peter Bonsall is the NPS National Trails System Program Specialist

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from partner emails The National Park Service (NPS) announced in September that Peter Bonsall is the new NPS National Trails System Program Specialist, based out of Denver, CO. After Helen Scully’s retirement from that position in late…

NPS selects new Superintendent for North Country Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from an August 5, 2019 news release The National Park Service (NPS) selected Chris Loudenslager as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail in Michigan. Loudenslager, who had served as the Trail Manager, assumed his new role…

Published Resources

Teaching Guide The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a middle school teaching guide about the national trails titled “America’s Scenic and Historic Trails on Public Lands: The Intersection of Cultures, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation.” This product provides teachers with three activities to trace…

Helen Scully retires as NTS Program Specialist

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from emails with former and current NPS staff Helen Scully, National Trails System Program Specialist and National Recreation Trails Coordinator, has announced her retirement, which takes effect September 29, 2018. Helen came into the National Park Service…

BLM, FWS, NPS launch story maps

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from BLM, FWS, NPS, and Trails50 websites As the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act approaches, several Federal agencies have launched interactive story maps to encourage people to discover, connect, and explore. The Bureau of…

NPS Traffic Safety Coalition recognizes Supt. Mary Risser

By Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from NPS website and February 21, 2018 news release The National Park Service (NPS) Traffic Safety Coalition recognized Mary Risser as the 2017 Superintendent of the Year. Risser has been the Superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, which…