Tags: Pathways

Summer 2018

Contents: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Let’s make closing gaps on trails a priority BOOKS “Thousand-Miler” by Melanie Radzicki McManus THEN AND NOW Traveling through time on the Pacific Crest Trail 50TH ANNIVERSARY Opportunities to participate Events and reasons to celebrate Projects raising funds and awareness OUTREACH…

Spotlight: Trail Interns

The Partnership for the National Trails System, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, awarded 20 National Trail Intern Grants for 2017-2018. These grant opportunities, totaling $190,000, will create opportunities for young adults to become involved, or…

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…

DOI designates 19 new national recreation trails

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from Department of Interior and American Trails news releases and websites Just before National Trails Day, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke designated 19 national recreation trails (NRTs) in 17 States, adding more than 370 miles…

Eagle Scout earns NPS volunteer award for Ice Age Trail work

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from April 26, 2018 NPS news release During National Park Week, National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Dan Smith announced the six recipients of the national 2017 George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. George…

New Mexico retracement trail dedicated on National Trails Day

by Terry Heslin, National Trails Lead with Bureau of Land Management New Mexico On June 2, 2018, more than 100 outdoor and history enthusiasts gathered on Buckman Road at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dead Dog Trailhead of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro…

3-Trails Transit Center: Dedication retraces history of trailside travelers

by Kate Dujakovich, Intern with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Adapted from www.ridekc.org/blog/ with more info by Ross Marshall, Past President of OCTA, SFTA On May 31, 2018, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) joined with 3 Trails West, Inc. and the National Park…

Clark descendants meet at Hike the Hill

by Lindy Hatcher, Executive Director of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. During the Hike the Hill reception in Washington, D.C. this February, the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association (ATA), Matthew Nelson, introduced himself to me as a William Clark descendant. As…

50th Anniversary Projects Raising Funds and Awareness

SUMMER OF TRAILS CROWDFUNDING In May, the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), launched a five-month long “Summer of Trails” crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and funds for maintaining and improving the nearly 158,000 miles of trail across…

50th Anniversary Celebrations Throughout the Year

by Partnership for the National Trails System Examples are adapted from partner organization news releases, websites, and emails Photo frame makes debut at NORC In April 2018, the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Trails attended the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)…