Tags: Pathways

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…

PNTS seeks Volunteer Program Committee members

Are you interested in discussing best practices for volunteer recruitment, tracking, and recognition? Join the Partnership for the National Trails System Volunteer Program Committee! If someone in your organization who works with volunteers would like to take part in this committee, please contact Leanna Joyner…

Refuge Week theme highlights 50th anniversary of Trails Act

Compiled from the National Wildlife Refuge System internal newsletter, “News from Washington” This year’s National Wildlife Refuge Week will be observed from October 8-14, 2017. The theme is, “Celebrate America’s rivers and trails by finding your way to a national wildlife refuge.” On refuges you can…

FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Resource

Compiled from the FHWA website The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks, a resource for transportation practitioners in small towns and rural communities. It applies existing national design guidelines in a rural setting and highlights small town and rural case…

Historic cabin along Trail of Tears NHT burns down

By Deloris Gray Wood, President of the Missouri Chapter Trail of Tears Association, Board Member of the Trail of Tears Association Adapted from the article, “Oldest building in old Crawford county, Snelson Brinker Cabin, burns July 4,” in TheSalemNewsOnline.com. A historic structure along the Trail…

ELCAT conducts Rancheria archaeological project

By Steven Gonzales, Executive Director of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) received a Texas Preservation Trust Fund grant from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) for their Rancheria Grande archaeological…

PNTA, first end-to-end hikes mark 40 years

By Jeff Kish, Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association On a foggy summer morning in the Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) enthusiasts from all over the country joined the Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) to celebrate two historic milestones, the…