Tags: Pathways

FHWA and BLM Trail Resources

RECREATIONAL TRAILS REPORT The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the 2019 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Annual Report. The RTP provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. This annual report…

Nathan Caldwell retires from FWS

By: Partnership for the National Trails System, Adapted from partner emails Nathan Caldwell, Transportation Program Analyst with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), retired from Federal service on December 31, 2018. He also served as the FWS representative on the Federal Interagency Council on Trails…

LWCF permanently reauthorized: Federal program is critical for protecting special places along national trails

By: Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System In February, the 116th Congress passed S.47—the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act—the largest public lands bill since 2009. This omnibus public lands bill includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water…

PNTS seeks input on annual State of the Trails Report

The Partnership for the National Trails System is looking to further refine and develop its annual State of the Trails Report with input from our Federal and nonprofit partners. Reports are meant to provide a benchmark for the national scenic and historic trails and help…

Auto tour guides go digital: Nez Perce NHT adds 92 sites along trail to mobile app

By: Kristine Komar, President, Bitter Root Cultural Heritage Trust, Nez Perce NHT partner As someone who is passionate about sharing the stories of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail and the Nez Perce people, NPNHT Administrator Sandra Broncheau-McFarland works diligently with partners to create access…

NPEA delivering letters to veterans at Reno Rodeo’s 100th

By: Petra Keller, Media Team, National Pony Express Association The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) has been invited to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Reno Rodeo this year as part of the Pony Express Re-Ride, which is scheduled to leave St. Joseph, MO on…

National historic trails landmark Scotts Bluff is 100

By: Kayla J. Gasker, Park Ranger – Centennial Coordinator, National Park Service – Scotts Bluff National Monument While the history of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express national historic trails have been cemented in the cultural identity of the United States since their inception,…

Missouri TOTA chapter earns humanities partner award

By: Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from the Spring 2019 Trail of Tears National Historic Trail News The Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) was one of four recipients of the 2018 Missouri Humanities Council Partner Award during the Humanities…

Rider on the Pony Express Trail

The first in a series of photography books and journals by Carla E Photography, “Rider on the Pony Express Trail” (Volume I: 2015-2016) published in 2018 by Cowboy West, LLC, will soon be accompanied by “Remnants on the Pony Express Trail,” likely in 2020. The…

Pony Express was more than just a romantic adventure

By: Jim DeFelice, Author, “West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express” (2018, William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers) The words “Pony Express” conjure romantic images of adventure and adrenaline-fueled action across the immense, varied terrain of the Old West. Wiry young men lean against the necks…