Tags: PNTS

A time of transition and momentum for trails during Hike the Hill 2020

By Kathy DeCoster, PNTS Advocacy and Policy Director, and Samantha Haas, PNTS Communications Coordinator More than 100 people representing 40 trail organizations and advocates from throughout the country traveled to Washington, D.C. this February to “Hike the Hill.” Now in its 23rd year, Hike the Hill®…

PNTS Seeks New Executive Director

Partnership for the National Trails System Seeks New Executive Director The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS or The Partnership) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial and visionary Executive Director to build on the organization’s 27-year legacy of accomplishments and guide its work to the next…

The National Trails System: Journeys of discovery beyond the tread and ruts

In 1991, leaders of the national scenic and historic trail organizations began a journey together. The journey is a long quest to realize the full potential and purpose of the National Trails System. Like journeys taken along these trails, this has been and continues to…

Fall 2019

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Preserving critical trail resources and closing gaps AWARDS Gary Werner receives Meritorious Service award NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM PROJECTS An Action Plan for our national trails Closing the gaps in the National Trails System Great American Rail-Trail connection OUTREACH Faces of the…

Trail partner comings and goings

From the Fall 2019 Issue of Pathways Across America Chris Loudenslager is new NCT Superintendent Becky Blanchardt is new PNT Trail Administrator Leadership change in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Don King retires after 50-year NPS career Peter Bonsall is the NPS National Trails System Program…

Don King retires after 50-year NPS career

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a news release from the NPS After a 50-year career with the National Park Service (NPS), Don King retired as Chief Realty Officer of the National Trails Land Resources Program Center in Martinsburg, WV on September…

Peter Bonsall is the NPS National Trails System Program Specialist

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from partner emails The National Park Service (NPS) announced in September that Peter Bonsall is the new NPS National Trails System Program Specialist, based out of Denver, CO. After Helen Scully’s retirement from that position in late…

Leadership change in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a July 22, 2019 news release from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Suzanne Dixon, who joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2017, resigned from her position effective August 30,…

USFS selects new Administrator for the Pacific Northwest Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from news release by Meckenzie Helmandollar, Trail Specialist, U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has selected Becky Blanchard to be the lead Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) Trail Administrator in 2019, and she is…

NPS selects new Superintendent for North Country Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from an August 5, 2019 news release The National Park Service (NPS) selected Chris Loudenslager as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail in Michigan. Loudenslager, who had served as the Trail Manager, assumed his new role…