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Collaboration and Engagement 2021 Highlights

Collaboration and engagement efforts take many forms on National Scenic and Historic Trails. The individuals, organizations, and agencies responsible for National Trails work hard to ensure that the Trails tell the full story of the lands they traverse and the people they impact. From instituting…

Land Protection and Restoration 2021 Highlights

With 69% of Americans living within an hour drive of a National Trail, the 30 Congressionally designated National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails provide access to iconic natural places and capture significant stories of the nation. They are uniquely positioned to further connect and…

PNTS Year in Review 2021

It has been a banner year at the Partnership for the National Trails System; one of continued transition and growth. Here are some of the highlights: Advocating for National Trails  A highlight of PNTS advocacy activity each year is Hike the Hill. In 2021, participants…

Message from the Executive Director Winter 2021/22

Each year, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) team has the pleasure of collecting annual highlights from the nonprofit organizations and agencies that work together to manage, maintain and promote National Scenic & Historic Trails. After a year filled with feats of physical…

2021 National Scenic and Historic Trail Highlights

2021 National Scenic and Historic Trail Highlights by Trail National Scenic Trails Appalachian NST Arizona NST Continental Divide NST Florida NST Ice Age NST Natchez Trace NST New England NST North Country NST Pacific Crest NST Pacific Northwest NST Potomac Heritage NST National Historic Trails…

The Appalachian NST logo is a triangle-shaped trail sign with the letters A and T in white stacked on top of each other against a dark green background

Appalachian National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) provided the following highlights for the Appalachian NST during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) continues to convene the Appalachian Trail Landscape Conservation Partnership (ATLP) with the National Park Service…

Arizona National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Arizona Trail Association provided the following highlights for the Arizona NST during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience Staff, volunteers and Federal agency employees worked together to restore a natural spring that was negatively impacted by a recent wildfire…

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) provided the following highlights for the Continental Divide NST during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience CDTC completed its “Connecting across the Continent” report that showcases how the CDT contributes to the America the…

Florida National Scenic Trail Logo features an orange "FT" formed into what looks like a house in front of a green outline of the state of Florida and a blue background

Florida National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Florida Trail Association provided the following trail highlights and photos for the 2021 calendar year: Local Economy, Tourism and Community Health This year our Gateway Communities program has continued to grow, thanks in large part to our intern grant from PNTS. Our intern added…

Ice Age National Scenic Trail sign features a brown wooly mammoth against a light blue background

Ice Age National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Ice Age Trail Alliance provided the following highlights for the Ice Age NST during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience In February of 2020 the Ice Age Trail Alliance purchased 46 acres of land at the edge of the…