Federal Partners

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Chesapeake Roving Ranger van parked in front of a park with the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the distant background. The van features a colorful vinyl wrap depicting kayakers on the water trail.

Star-Spangled Banner NHT’s ‘Roving Ranger’ Brings the Trail to You

Trail will focus on underserved communities with their new “mobile visitors’ center”. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (SSBNHT) is creating a mobile visitors’ center to appear at various Trail partner sites and public events throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The mobile center—made up of…

Portrait of USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore.

Summer 2021 Comings and Goings

Announcements about new hires, appoints, and outgoing professionals at National Trail nonprofits and Federal partner agencies. We Welcome: Randy Moore, Forest Service Chief Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Randy Moore as the 20th Chief of the USDA Forest Service on June 28,…

National Trails System Council Update

2021-22 marks a year of transition for the National Trails System Council.  By John Cannella, National Program Manager, NPS National Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems. As many of you know, the National Trails System Council (formerly known as the Federal Interagency Council…

Federal Trail GIS Schema – Public Review Announcement

For the past two years there has been a multi-agency effort to develop a nation-wide Federal Trail GIS Schema database template. The template is finally (!) ready for a public review. The Federal Trail GIS Schema template can be utilized by all trails, including long distance National…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

More than 40 million visitors come to Fish and Wildlife Service managed refuges, wetlands, hatcheries and administrative areas every year.

USDA Forest Service Recreation Trails Portfolio

The Forest Service is a land management organization dedicated to the management of the National Forest System lands for a variety of uses and activities including outdoor recreation.

National Trails System Program, National Park Service

The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968.

Federal Lands Highway Program

Provides financial resources and technical assistance for a coordinated program of public roads that service the transportation needs of Federal and Indian lands.

Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancements Program

Provides funds for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives.

Federal Highway Administration, Recreational Trails Program

Provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses.