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Let’s prioritize growing our trail organizations to be able to fully realize our national trails

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System In the Spring Issue of Pathways Across America, I briefly described these fundamental challenges that we in the National Trails System community face to fully realize the potential and expectations of our national scenic and…

Fall 2018

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Let’s prioritize growing our trail organizations BOOKS “A Grand Experiment” by Steve Elkinton “The Continental Divide Trail” by Barney Scout Mann  50TH ANNIVERSARY Opportunities to participate Projects raising funds and awareness Events and reasons to celebrate OUTREACH Potomac Heritage NST Family…

#SaveLWCF to Save Our Trails

Urge Congress to permanently reauthorize LWCF with full, dedicated funding The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th, threatening the future of our national trails, parks, and public lands. “Without any action from Congress, a program that is widely supported, provides more…

PNTS Statement in Support of H.R. 6510

On behalf of the Partnership for the National Trails System and our 35 member organizations we encourage the Natural Resources Committee to support H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. All Public Lands Must Be Included in Deferred Maintenance Legislation (incl. U.S.…

The future of the National Trails System faces fundamental challenges

By Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System Our celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System are well underway. While we are celebrating throughout 2018 the 50 years of tremendous progress in establishing, protecting, developing, maintaining, and interpreting the trails…

PNTS Statement on the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus FY 2018 Appropriations Bill

The Partnership for the National Trails System thanks Congress for finally appropriating the money to fund Federal agencies—including our partners in the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S Forest Service, and the Federal Highway Administration—through the end of…

Hike the Hill 2018 kicks off 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act

A week in D.C. More than 125 people representing nearly 40 trail organizations from throughout the country traveled to Washington, D.C. this February to “Hike the Hill.” Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) and the…

2017 Accomplishments of the Partnership for the National Trails System

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System During 2017, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) continued to provide the educational and information sharing services it has for years to the National Trails System community. Pathways Across America…

PNTS launches trail intern grants program and forum

Grants In 2017, the Partnership for the National Trails System launched its National Trail Intern Grants program. We would like to extend a special thanks to our partners at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service for making these grants…

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…