Tags: Pathways

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…

PNTS leadership and headquarters updates

(May 28, 2020 Update) Partnership interviews candidates, seeks office space The Partnership for the National Trails System Transition Task Force reports that the hiring of a new Executive Director is on schedule for mid-summer with a start date on or before September 1st. We were delighted with…

New Endeavors for Chelsea Bodamer of the PNTS

Chelsea Bodamer has accepted an event coordinator position with Western Washington University and will be departing from her Outreach and Youth Programs Coordinator role with the Partnership for the National Trails System.  Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree in media and professional communications with a certificate…

Summer 2019

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Summer opportunities to support LWCF and PNTS CAPACITY PNTS, Trust for Public Land initiate Gap Analysis Executive Transition Taskforce update BOOKS “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” by Heather Anderson “A Grand Experiment” by Steve Elkinton WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Trail Apprentice…

National Trails Inventory underway

by Nathan Caldwell, Transportation Program Analyst, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The third round of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Trails Inventory is underway! The entire FWS trail network will be inventoried on National Wildlife Refuges, Wetland Management Districts, and National Fish Hatcheries.…

Eastern Legacy Extension Act: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail nonprofit partners provide updates

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation by Lou Ritten, President, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official establishment on March 11, 2019. The very next day, as part of the John D.…

Trinity Divide deal protects 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Megan Wargo, Director of Land Protection, Pacific Crest Trail Association In June, a significant step forward was achieved in the goal to permanently protect the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) with the $15 million acquisition of the 10,300-acre Trinity Divide project in Northern California.…

Saving a path for connection: Ala Kahakai Trail Association secures funding to purchase Waikapuna

by Kaleo Paik, Board Member, Ala Kahakai Trail Association This year’s Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. focused on the perpetual renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which had far reaching effects for protection of the National Trails System through land acquisitions. The…