A Productive and Joyous Reunion at the 2022 National Trails Workshop

Over 200 people gathered with PNTS in Albuquerque, NM this Fall for the 2022 National Trails Workshop. There were seasoned trail professionals, emerging leaders, and people interested in learning more about the work and world of trails. Over three days, this group workshopped pressing issues, shared significant knowledge and resources, and connected in a way that has not been possible for three years. 

It was a time to reconnect and collaborate on shared challenges facing our National Trails and learn how to do so responsibly and respectfully, inviting in the communities who are impacted by trails. For some attendees, it was a good reminder of the importance of the National Trails System Act and its potential uses. For others, it was a chance to challenge themselves to see how trails can be used for positive change and social justice, and to understand the inequity that currently exists on trails. And for others, it was an opportunity to work together to find solutions to various problems from conservation to persuasion. 

To those of you who attended, we thank you for bringing your ideas and sharing them generously. And to those who spoke or led sessions, we cannot thank you enough for the fantastic information you shared and the discussions you generated. 

If you missed this year’s workshop, we hope to see you next year. Join us in Orlando, Florida next Fall for the 2023 National Trails Workshop!


Thank you to our Host Committee

We extend a special thank you to the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and the Host Committee and Subcommittee members. 

  • Val Bader
  • Travis Boley
  • Callum Cintron
  • Emma Connors
  • Carin Farley
  • Deloris Gray Wood
  • Teresa Martinez, Chair
  • Adam Moore
  • Amanda Grace Santos
  • Larry Short
  • Christy Tafoya
  • Corey Torivio

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who have committed support to the workshop. Without their participation, the workshop could not be possible.


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