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Comings & Goings – Fall 2022

We welcome Nick Craig as the Realty Officer for the National Trails and Tiger Team Branch of the National Park Service Land Resources Division Jeff Ellison as the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Administrator in the National Park Service Marcy DeMillion as the Arizona National…

A Successful Campaign to Raise Awareness for Trails

We invited you to “Go Where the Trail Leads You” this Fall and you did!  PNTS teamed up with Bell’s Brewery for the second year in a row for a co-branded trails awareness-raising campaign. Titled “Go Where the Trail Leads You,” the campaign invited people…

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,…

Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Town of Abingdon & Overmountain Victory Trail Association

By David Doan and Thomas Vaughan, Overmountain Victory Trail Association Due to COVID-19, the Town of Abingdon, Virginia Tourism Department underwent a painful restructuring in 2020. One of the casualties was the Keller Interpretive Center at the Abingdon Muster Grounds which is the northern Trailhead…

Successful Junior Ranger Day on the Lewis & Clark Trail

By the Lewis & Clark Trust, Inc., Friends Group of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail The award-winning Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Program, developed by Caitlin Campbell, Interpretive Specialist at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, was presented to an enthusiastic group…

Junior Ranger Angler Program Connects Fishing with History on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail

By PNTS staff with support from Remi Shuall-Thompson, Communications Associate, Chesapeake Conversancy “Through fishing, young people learn a new skill that connects them not only to the natural world, but also the culture of the Chesapeake Bay, past and present. Fishing is a huge part…

New Visitor’s Center Along the Appalachian Trail

PNTS staff, Adapted from Appalachian Trail Conservancy press release The Damascus Trail Center opened this summer through a collaboration between the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Town of Damascus. The center serves as an informational hub for visitors and locals seeking to experience the great…

Over 1800 Acres Acquired to Protect and Preserve the Ala Kahakai Trail 

By Kaleo Paik, Ala Kahakai Trail Association, Board of Directors Secretary Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) has just closed on acquiring over 1,800 acres of land at Kiolaka`a in Ka`ū to protect and preserve the trail, cultural and natural resources as well as the view…

Santa Fe Trail Association Revisits “High Potential Sites and Segments”

By Joanne VanCoevern, Santa Fe Trail Association Manager The National Trails System Act (Act), originally passed in 1968, requires that National Historic Trails identify High Potential Sites and Segments (HPSS).  While the Act states that “high potential historic sites” means those historic sites related to…

Artist Selected to Design the Indigenous Mapping and Research Project Logo

This summer, PNTS put out a call for an artist to design a logo for the Indigenous Mapping and Research Project (IMRP) to represent the project in online material, outreach, and promotional materials. Since this  project seeks to create connections between Native lands and National…