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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…

PNTS seeks Volunteer Program Committee members

Are you interested in discussing best practices for volunteer recruitment, tracking, and recognition? Join the Partnership for the National Trails System Volunteer Program Committee! If someone in your organization who works with volunteers would like to take part in this committee, please contact Leanna Joyner…

PNTS Welcomes Two Communications Coordinators

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System Greetings from the Partnership for the National Trails System! We now have the services of two new experienced and skilled women to help further and amplify the good work we are all…

25 Years of the National Trails Community Working Together—Part 3

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System During 2007-2008, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) collaborated with our Federal agency national trail administrators and leaders of The American Hiking Society, American Trails, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to…