2020 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC)


Stories — CDTC launched “Voices of the CDT”, a collection of stories about the people and places, past and present, connected to the CDT. 

Planning — CDTC released new trip planning resources for expanded trail visitors.

Virtual — CDTC was the first trail org to go all virtual with their 2020 Trail Days Program

Community — CDTC hosted Latino Conservation Week events that showcased diverse communities along the trail; Helena, MT became the first state capital to be designated a Gateway Community on any national trail. 


Education — CDTC released the “Atlas of the CDT”, an exploration of the trail and its corridor through thematic maps, infographics, and narratives of the landscapes & communities connected by the CDT.


Strategy — CDTC completed and began implementing its 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Board — CDTC Board adopted two new policies one on responding to utlity projects along the CDT and definiation of a CDT Experience statement.

MOU — CDTC signed an interagency MOU with USFS, BLM, and NPS.

Staff — USFS saw the transition of Brenda Yankoviak to the National Trails Program manager for the Washington Office and has a new CDT Program administrator- TBA shortly.