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 in recreation and trails and was most recently the manager of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) program. She has terrific program management and facilitation skills, and the department looks forward to having her step into the role of convening and leading the many trails teams currently working across the country.
Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from James Madison, a master’s degree from the University of Montana-Missoula in recreation management, and has worked for nearly 20 years with the USFS. She has a strong passion and commitment for public-private partnerships, and has been instrumental in developing documents that support consistent management direction and philosophy across the Federal agencies that manage portions of the CDT. Brenda is an avid outdoors person who enjoys most every form of recreation, especially when joined in activities by her family. To contact Brenda, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-618-0262. Welcome, Brenda!