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2019 National Park Service Highlights

Trail Administration — Administered 23 national scenic and historic trails, crossing over 12,500 miles of public lands in 48 States, including Washington, D.C. Trail Extensions — Under the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (2019), the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail…

John Cannella selected as NPS National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager

Adapted from an October 14, 2020 email from Bob Ratcliffe, Division Chief, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs, National Park Service John Cannella has been selected as the National Park Service’s new National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager! Many of you know and have worked…

Changes within NPS leadership

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases On August 7, 2020, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation of Margaret Everson to exercise the delegable authority of the director of the National Park Service (NPS). Deputy Director for Operations David…

Rose Fennell named NPS Superintendent of WARO

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Rosalyn “Rose” Fennell as the new superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in…

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: Rita Hennessy

Rita Hennessy National Park Service: 30 Years In fifth grade, Rita read the “Bears and I” by Robert Franklin Leslie — a story of a guy homesteading in Alaska and raising three abandoned bear cubs. She was hooked. “I will become a park ranger,” she…

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…