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2022 National Trails Workshop

Summer 2022 Comings and Goings

This column highlights leadership and staff changes along the National Trails System. Join us in celebrating new trails leaders and professionals, and saying goodbye to those who move on to new adventures. WE WELCOME Marcy DeMillion as the Arizona National Scenic Trail Administrator in the…

Continental Divide Trail Coalition Celebrates 10 Years of Uniting the Divide

By Allie Ghaman, Communications Manager, Continental Divide Trail Coalition As the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) celebrates 10 years of cooperative stewardship in partnership with the communities and landscapes of the Divide, we have a great opportunity to pause on our trek, take a water…

Interagency Communication and Collaboration Across the National Trails System

By Vanessa Morales, National Trails System Communications Fellow The National Trails System’s (NTS) 19 National Historic and 11 National Scenic Trails are administered by three Federal agencies: the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the US Forest Service (USFS), all with…

PNTS and Bell’s Brewery Encourage You to “Go Where the Trail Leads You” This Fall

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) is once again teaming up with Bell’s Brewery for a co-branded trails awareness campaign called “Go Where the Trail Leads You.”  It’s easy to participate. Pledge an hour to trails on Bell’s website between September 1 and…

American Solar Challenge Brings Collegiate Teams to Oregon National Historic Trail

By PNTS staff with support from Gail Lueck, Event & Operations Director for the American Solar Challenge This summer, solar-powered cars travelled in the traces of oxen hooves and wagon wheels along the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT). The American Solar Challenge (ASC), a collegiate…

Indigenous Site Surveying on the New England Trail

By Kayleigh Moses, New England Trail Community Volunteer Ambassador, National Park Service To most trail goers in New England, the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock are simply trail names that make up the 215 mile-long hiking route. The history of these names often go unnoticed, blanketed…

Binational Cooperation Paves Way for New Spanish Webpage for El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

By Angélica Sánchez-Clark, Ph.D., Lead Historian, National Park Service, National Trails Office, Regions 6, 7, 8 The enabling legislation for both El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (ELCA) and El Camino Real de los Tejas (ELTE) National Historic Trails (NHT) authorizes cooperation among the United…

North Country Trail Next Generation Coalition Summit

By Felicia Hokenstad, Next Generation Coalition Leader, North Country Trail Association In early May, four members of the North Country Trail Association’s (NCTA) Next Generation Coalition (NGC) met in northern Minnesota to assist in building a new, one-mile section of North Country National Scenic Trail…

2021 Intern Grant Recipient: Jane Pollack

This column shines a light on rising leaders in public lands and outdoor recreation who participate in PNTS’ Trail Intern Grants or Trail Apprentices Program (TAP). Trail Intern Grants help organizations hire interns to further their missions and expand their capacities. The TAP helps up-and-coming…