Tags: PNTS

New Endeavors for Chelsea Bodamer of the PNTS

Chelsea Bodamer has accepted a position with the University of Western Washington and will be departing from her Outreach and Youth Programs Coordinator role with the PNTS. Chelsea became a Trail Apprentice in 2014 and joined the PNTS staff in 2015. In her work for the Partnership, Chelsea has…

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…

DOI changes under Secretary David Bernhardt

by Partnership for the National Trails System, Adapted from DOI news releases and articles Congress confirmed David Bernhardt as the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior on April 11, 2019. He succeeds Ryan Zinke, who resigned from the position on January 2, 2019.  During a…

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…

Reenvisioning St. Joseph: Charette helps promote NHT heritage tourism

by Travis Boley, Manager, Oregon-California Trails Association Late in 2017, the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) was awarded an internship grant from the Partnership for the National Trails System. OCTA chose Lauren Manning, a native of St. Joseph, MO, who had recently graduated from the University of…

Della Orton’s dream: NPF project spurs Santa Fe Trail’s Rock Creek Crossing

by Joanne VanCoevern, Manager, Santa Fe Trail Association In 2015, Della Orton, owner of property located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail (SFNHT) corridor and the Rock Creek Crossing, alerted the Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) of her desire to open up her private property…

Youth program updates from the Santa Fe Trail Association

by Janet Armstead, Director of the Junior Wagon Master Program, Santa Fe Trail Association The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) has been developing age-appropriate educational activity booklets for its Junior Wagon Master Program since 2008 and holding Santa Fe Trail Youth Trips, which use these…