Tags: Pathways

Great American Rail-Trail connection: Multiuse pathway would intersect a dozen national scenic and historic trails

by Laura Stark, Rails to Trails Staff Writer, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy America’s rich tapestry of national scenic and historic trails provides immersive opportunities to learn about the country’s extraordinary story and experience its diverse and breathtaking landscapes in unforgettable ways. Now, a new multiuse pathway intersects a…

NSHT IAM: A method for capturing trail resources, qualities, values, and settings

by Deb Salt, Trails Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management, and Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration In 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) agreed to cost-share a contract to develop a standardized, resource integrated national scenic and…

Bringing a vision to life: North Country National Scenic Trail extends partnerships and trail route

by Kate Lemon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, North Country Trail Association The North Country Trail Route Adjustment is a project that has been decades in the making. The two main objectives are to reroute the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) in northeastern Minnesota to a…

Arizona Trail management strategies for a changing climate

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Maintaining and protecting the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) has always been a challenge, especially considering the diversity of ecosystems the trail traverses. Through deserts, canyons, mountains, and forests, the AZT climbs and descends over 110,000 feet in…

New 7.5 mile OVNHT segment wraps around Lake Whelchel

by Ben Richardson, Chief of Planning and Partnerships, and Will Caldwell, Park Guide, National Park Service On October 6, 1780, during the American Revolution, 900 Patriot soldiers left a temporary camp at what is now Cowpens National Battlefield and continued the pursuit of their British foes following…

A cause for celebration: Fones Cliffs protected along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT

by Jody Hedeman Couser, Director of Communications, Chesapeake Conservancy Partners gathered at historic Fones Cliffs along Virginia’s Rappahannock River and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on June 28, 2019, to celebrate the permanent protection of 252 acres recently added to the Rappahannock River…

Closing the gaps in the National Trails System

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from submissions by Don Owen National trail administrators and planners estimate that there are more than 55,000 miles of national scenic and historic trails that crisscross the landscape of the United States. Of that total, nearly 20,000…

An Action Plan for our national trails

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from submissions by Ron Tipton The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has engaged a team of experienced conservation and trail advocates to create an Action Plan to fund the protection and management of America’s 30…

Gary Werner receives Meritorious Service Award

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from an Oregon-California Trails Association news release Gary Werner, the Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System, was presented with the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) Meritorious Service Award at the organization’s 37th Annual National…

Preserving critical resources and closing gaps along national scenic and historic trails

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System Congress’s intent in establishing the National Trails System was for national scenic trails to be continuous off-road pathways and for both the national scenic and national historic trails to preserve the natural, cultural, historic, and…