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Brenda Yankoviak selected as Acting USFS Trails Program Lead

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from emails from the U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service has announced that Brenda Yankoviak has stepped into the role of Acting National Trails Program Lead as of June 8. Brenda has worked around the west…

Reflections in retirement: PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect

Reflections in retirement PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect by Samantha Haas, Communications Coordinator, Partnership for the National Trails System (Interviews conducted virtually June 17, 2020) Last summer, when the Partnership for the National Trails System announced the forthcoming retirement of…

Bio: Jaime Schmidt

Jaime Schmidt U.S. Forest Service: 31 Years Jaime has always loved trails. She grew up hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest with her family, including backpacking portions of the PCT in Oregon. When she was young and visiting Glacier National Park…

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®…

Vicki Christiansen appointed Interim Chief of U.S. Forest Service

By Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from USFS social media and March 9, 2018 AP article The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has recently experienced a change in leadership in the agency. The 18th Chief, Tony Tooke, announced his retirement on March 7, 2018,…

USFS announces trail maintenance priority areas, strategy, fundamentals guidebook

By Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from USDA and U.S. Forest Service news releases, websites, and publications The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) incorporates several standardized trail management concepts and tools in the administration and management of over 150,000 miles of National Forest System…

2017 Federal Agency Highlights for the National Trails System

Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System The Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System, with representation from the NPS, BLM, FWS, USFS, FHWA, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, considers issues of interest to the NTS. Documentation — Interagency development…

Tony Tooke replaces Tidwell as Forest Service Chief

Adapted from U.S. Department of Agriculture news releases Tony Tooke was sworn in as the 18th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service following the retirement of Tom Tidwell on September 1, 2017. “I am deeply humbled to have been asked to serve as Chief of…