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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…

465 Acres Returned to Rappahannock Tribe Along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Press release by the National Park Service Prior to European arrival, Indigenous peoples of the Chesapeake Bay lived and worked alongside the Bay’s many rivers, whose abundant resources and inspiring landscapes provided both bodily and spiritual sustenance. Today, thanks to archeology, oral history among Tribal…

PNTS Programming Update Summer 2022

This Summer, PNTS began a webinar series on Tribal Consultation. The three-part series is intended to provide relevant information and best practices for Tribal Consultation as they pertain to the work of trails professionals in the non-profit and governmental spheres. Visit our website for complete…

Message from the Executive Director Summer 2022

When I read an issue of Pathways Across America, I’m often struck by the uniqueness of each National Historic and Scenic Trail, as well as the Trails’ connectedness both as parts of the National Trails System and as parts of the communities they traverse. Across…

Press Release: New Committee Leads Effort to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Along the National Trails System

New Committee Leads Effort to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Along the National Trails System Partnership for the National Trails System announces Inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee   Contact: Ashley Wheeler, Partnership for the National Trails System Communication Coordinator, communication@pnts.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – September…

Meet the 2022 Trail Apprentices

  The Trail Apprentice Program provides learning, peer exchange, and networking opportunities for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 who are considering careers in trails and public lands. PNTS is excited to see such enthusiasm for National Trails and we’re…

Indigenous Mapping & Research Project

“Historically, cartography and maps have been used as an instrument of colonization which has been severely detrimental to adequate representation of Indigenous peoples. Oftentimes, Indigenous peoples and communities are left out of any conversation where consultation should be factored in,” states Kiana Estate-Gashytewa (Zuni/Hopi). Knowing…

Spring 2022 Comings and Goings

We Welcome… Justin Fisch, an environmental and energy attorney, as a PNTS Board Member Jamie Loucky, Chief Impact Officer for the Washington Trails Association, as a PNTS Board Member Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye, a Ph.D. student in geography and envrionmental advocate, as a PNTS Board Member…

Longtime Trails Advocate Liz Bergeron Retires

“Liz will always be remembered as a contributor to not only the Pacific Crest Trail Association, but to the Trail Community as a whole.” – Mike Wollmer, Ice Age Trail Association Over many years of dedicated service and work, Liz Bergeron has cemented herself as…

Digital Platform Promotes & Connects Communities along the Lewis & Clark Trail through Geotourism

Author: Ryan Parsons, Lewis and Clark Travel If you were tasked with promoting thousands of destinations and individual businesses along a 4,900-mile, 16-state stretch of land  – how would you do it?  It’s a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but leaders at the National Park…