Tags: Pathways

Autumn 2017

Contents: • How to help promote the 50th Anniversary • LWCF Coalition launches #SaveLWCF initiative • Outdoor recreation economy, funding reports • Impacts of natural disasters on the trails • Ice Age, Arizona trails get REI grants for girls • Appalachian Trail Conservancy leadership changes • Former NPS Superintendent Jere Krakow dies…

Recent U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture appointees

U.S. Department of the Interior • Michael Argo—Deputy Chief of Staff for Interior Secretary • Rick May—Senior Advisor for Interior Secretary • Austin Ewell—Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science • Jason Larrabee—Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Bureau of Land Management •…

Tony Tooke replaces Tidwell as Forest Service Chief

Adapted from U.S. Department of Agriculture news releases Tony Tooke was sworn in as the 18th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service following the retirement of Tom Tidwell on September 1, 2017. “I am deeply humbled to have been asked to serve as Chief of…

DOI creates Recreation Advisory Committee

Adapted from U.S. Department of Interior and American Recreation Coalition news releases and E&E News article The U.S. Department of the Interior is devoting important new resources to outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters. On November 7, 2017, Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the creation…

The National Park Service publishes trail resources

Adapted from the NPS Community Assistance News Improving Public Health Through Parks and Trails The National Park Service (NPS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to identify eight common measures that can be used to link parks and trails to public health…

Lawrence Loop 5K series highlights Oregon Trail

By Sandra Wiechert, National Secretary of Oregon-California Trails Association Adapted from an article that appeared in the October 2017 Trails Head Traces newsletter The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) Trails Head chapter recently held an Oregon Trail event in Lawrence, Kansas, kind of accidentally but with…

Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT and Chesapeake Conservancy return ancestral land to Rappahannock Tribe

By Jody Couser, Director of Communications of the Chesapeake Conservancy The Chesapeake Conservancy joined members of the Rappahannock Tribe, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, retired U.S. Senator John Warner, and his daughter Ms. Virginia Warner to celebrate a donation of land to the…

OVTA keeping story alive through march, trail plan

By RG Absher, President of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association The Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) has two principal missions: Protecting and preserving the physical Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) and telling the story of the historic campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain.…

140 years since the 1877 war and flight of the Nez Perce

By Roger Peterson, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service for the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail This year marks the 140th anniversary of the 1877 war and flight of the Nez Perce. The staff of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail…

Scenic trails featured in ‘Great Hiking Trails of the World’

In association with the American Hiking Society, Karen Berger wrote a new book, “Great Hiking Trails of the World: 80 Trails, 75,000 Miles, 38 Countries, 6 Continents,” that was published this year by Rizzoli New York. She is also the author of the 2014 book,…