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Reflections on the rivers and trails 50th: Linear systems are major components of the ‘geography of hope’

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System We began 2018, the 50th anniversary year of the National Trails System and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, with an inspiring Congressional Reception during Hike the Hill in February. The reception, held in…

Winter 2018-2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This issue of Pathways provides a glimpse of the many great strides made by nonprofit trail partner organizations and Federal agency partners to support the National Trails System. The achievements represented in these pages, however, are by no means reflective of all that…

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.…

Summer 2018

Contents: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Let’s make closing gaps on trails a priority BOOKS “Thousand-Miler” by Melanie Radzicki McManus THEN AND NOW Traveling through time on the Pacific Crest Trail 50TH ANNIVERSARY Opportunities to participate Events and reasons to celebrate Projects raising funds and awareness OUTREACH…

Spring 2018

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act in 2018, we have redesigned Pathways Across America to better reflect the following Decade Goals: outreach and public awareness, resource protection and trail completion, and capacity building. Contents: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT National Trails…

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…