Tags: Pathways

STEP into trail crossings

STEP into trail crossings FHWA promotes Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program by Becky Crowe, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety Shared use paths and trails are popular with pedestrians and cyclists, and trail-roadway crossings are increasingly important locations to consider for…

“The National Trails System—An Illustrated History” by Steve Elkinton

by Steve Elkinton, Author The National Trails System: How did it happen? Steve Elkinton’s book, “The National Trails System—An Illustrated History,” traces the origins of long-distance trails across America, ties them to the cutting-edge conservation legislation of the 1960s and Earth Day, and explains how…

The Partnership on the move – by Barney Scout Mann

As I write this the Partnership stands at the edge of a cliff, is ready to jump, and—I believe—will soar. How long have we discussed a move to Washington, D.C.? Now, we are on the verge of signing a lease—a great location, a space that…

Raising our voices for trails – by Kathy DeCoster

There is exciting news to report! As part of its return to “regular order” legislation, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) on June 17. This bipartisan legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund is…

A time of accelerated change for the Partnership – by Karen Crossley

The Partnership for the National Trails System continues to sail forward amidst stormy seas. We face myriad uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as societal unrest and upheaval associated with recent events and the Black Lives Matter movement. We are paying attention. And…

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…

Spring 2020

Contents PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP REPORTS “Navigating Times of Change for the Partnership” By Karen Crossley, Interim Executive Director By Kathy DeCoster, Advocacy and Policy Director By Barney “Scout” Mann, Board President TRANSITION TASK FORCE UPDATE PNTS launches job search for Executive Director HIKE THE HILL Transition…

PNTS publishes Fones Cliffs case study

By Don Owen, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its second case study about trail land protection efforts as part of a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. “Saving Fones…

BLM publishes Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring

by Kevin Keeler, Acting Program Lead for the National Scenic and Historic Trails, Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Trails Program released two companion Technical References on Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring Methodology (IAM) for National Scenic and Historic Trails in…

National Trails System Council April 2020 Update

by Jeff Mast, Assistant National Trail Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service Greetings trail friends and colleagues! Thank you to all of you who were able to join the National Trails System Council (NTSC) in-person meeting that took place during Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C.…