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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…

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…

Winter 2017-2018

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 is taking…

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…

Autumn 2017

Contents: • How to help promote the 50th Anniversary • LWCF Coalition launches #SaveLWCF initiative • Outdoor recreation economy, funding reports • Impacts of natural disasters on the trails • Ice Age, Arizona trails get REI grants for girls • Appalachian Trail Conservancy leadership changes • Former NPS Superintendent Jere Krakow dies…

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…