Tags: Pathways

Hurricane Damage Photos from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

About 700 blowdowns were cleared along the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and Southern North Carolina by Appalachian Trail volunteers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, and partner staff. The organization is still assessing other damage, such as to the treadway, according to Morgan Sommerville, ATC Regional Director.…

Hurricane Damage Reports from El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Association

By Steven Gonzales, Executive Director of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast. Coming on shore just north of Corpus Christi as a Category 4 storm (130-156 MPH), the…

Hurricane Damage Reports from the Florida Trail Association

By Alex Stigliano, Florida Trail Program Director for the Florida Trail Association Adapted from the September and October 2017 e-Blaze None of us will forget the storm that completely enveloped the State of Florida in September 2017. Our hearts go out to all of those…

Wildfire Reports from the Pacific Northwest Trail Association

By Eric Wollborg, Communications Manager for the Pacific Northwest Trail Association Adapted from the PNTA October 2017 e-News The Pacific Northwest experienced extended drought in the summer of 2017, following a wet winter and leading to one of worst wildfire seasons in years. Exceeding $2…

Wildfire Reports from the Pacific Crest Trail Association

By Mark Larabee, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing for the Pacific Crest Trail Association Adapted from the December 2017 issue of the PCT Communicator magazine Wildfire shaped the 2017 season for hikers and horseback riders on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT). Federal…

NCTA improves GIS program and digital map access

By David Cowles, Director of Development, and Matt Rowbotham, GIS Coordinator, with the North Country Trail Association The North Country National Scenic Trail has had an active GIS program since the late 1990s, first starting with combined efforts between the National Park Service and the…

Help us make the 50th Anniversary generate increasing resources to sustain national trails

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System The National Trails System 50th Anniversary next year provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to focus much greater attention on our national scenic and historic trails and to inspire both our longtime supporters and…

In Memoriam: Jere Krakow—NPS, friend of the trails

By Bill Martin, Past President of the Oregon-California Trails Association Jere Krakow, a friend of the trails and a friend to all who knew him, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, following a yearlong battle with cancer.…

Recent U.S. Department of Interior political appointees

www.doi.gov/whoweare/orgchart/ Senior Leadership • David Bernhardt—Deputy Secretary • James (Jim) Cason—Associate Deputy Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary • Todd Willens—Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary • Vincent DeVito—Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy Assistant Secretaries • Doug Domenech—Assistant Secretary of Insular…

Longtime trail champion, Forest Service Chief Tidwell retires

Adapted from U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture news releases and Florida Trail Association’s August E-Blaze U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell retired from his position September 1, 2017. Tidwell’s distinguished 40-year career was characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a…