Tags: Pathways

Where are they now? Halle Goldstein

From trail intern to conservation organizer by Halle Goldstein, 2018 PNTS Trail Intern and Apprentice When I first began my internship with the Florida Trail Association, I was originally pursuing a psychology degree so that I could attend graduate school for occupational therapy. However, the…

Partnerships propel research grant

Partnerships propel research grant NEH funding enlivens native history at Lewis and Clark Trail Summer Institute by Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc., with contributions by Dr. Stephanie Wood and Tom Smith During 2018-2020, Dr. Stephanie Wood, of the University of Oregon’s College of Education, in…

Summit for Arizona Trails

Summit for Arizona Trails Statewide trails network discusses shared challenges and opportunities by Wendy Lotzke, Coordinator and Volunteer Program Manager, Summit/Network for Arizona Trails and Arizona Trail Association In February 2020, a small volunteer committee of trail managers, builders, and enthusiasts convened the inaugural Summit…

Hiking Challenges Gain Attraction During Pandemic

NEW ENGLAND TRAIL #Hike50NET  The Connecticut Forest and Park Association and Appalachian Mountain Club worked closely with the Center for Community GIS to redevelop the New England National Scenic Trail website, which features a new interactive map and overnight site reservation system and pages for…

Virtual CDT Trail Days

Virtual CDT Trail Days COVID-19 cancellations bring events online worldwide by Amanda Wheelock, Policy and Communications Manager, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Amanda Wheelock has worked, volunteered, and occasionally lived on national trails for most of the last decade. This fall, she is embarking on a…

Plans underway for Santa Fe Trail’s 200th anniversary

by Joanne VanCoevern, Manager Santa Fe Trail Association  The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) continues to make plans and preparations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Santa Fe Trail throughout 2021. In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was opened as a commercial route between Missouri…

Preserving the legacy of voting rights

Preserving the legacy of voting rights Interpretive center opens 55 years after Selma to Montgomery March by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Alabama State University Contributing authors for this article include: Janice R. Franklin, Ph.D., Dean, Levi Watkins…

Brenda Yankoviak selected as Acting USFS Trails Program Lead

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from emails from the U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service has announced that Brenda Yankoviak has stepped into the role of Acting National Trails Program Lead as of June 8. Brenda has worked around the west…

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…