Tags: PNTS

Continental Divide NST: 2018 Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH CDTC, partner organizations, and agency partners signed the entire trail by its 40th anniversary through the “Blaze the CDT” effort.   CDTC added three new Gateway Communities. CDTC expanded its Trail Adopter program by adding over 50 new trail adopters…

Arizona NST: 2018 Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Translated Arizona Trail Junior Explorer Handbook into Spanish and distributed throughout the State. Installed eight new Gateway Community signs in four communities. Partnered with Latino Outdoors to engage more diverse volunteers. New, modern website. PROTECTION Signed MOU with county and…

Appalachian NST: 2018 Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Stationed 30 ridgerunners along the Trail to assist thousands of day hikers, weekend backpackers and thru-hikers—providing essential Leave No Trace™ information while monitoring and maintaining the state of the A.T. Celebrated the 50th anniversary of NTSA with several regional events…

Partnership for the National Trails System: 2018 Highlights

OUTREACH Organized and led a collaboration with Federal agency partners and leaders of American Trails, American Hiking Society, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System by disseminating information to the general public, organizing and supporting special events, and…

Pathways to the Future: Trail and river communities converge in Pacific Northwest to mark 50 years

by Samantha Haas, Communications Coordinator, Partnership for the National Trails System After over a year of planning and much anticipation, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) and River Management Society hosted co-located events in Vancouver, WA from October 22-25, 2018 to commemorate the 50th…

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…