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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…

PNTS Expands Forums for Member Exchange

There are myriad challenges associated with working for a National Scenic or Historic Trail. But what if there was a place to workshop ideas with other trail professionals who have dealt with similar challenges? In 2017, the Volunteer Program Working Group was formed to do…

National Trails System Act Legislative Documents

This​ ​index​ ​of​ ​documents​ ​includes​ ​the​ ​hearings,​ ​committee​ ​reports,​ ​bills,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​related​ ​materials pertaining​ ​to​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Trails​ ​System​ ​Act​ ​of​ ​1968​ ​(P.​ ​L.​ ​90-543)​ ​and​ ​its​ ​subsequent​ ​amendments, through​ ​P.​ ​L.​ ​111-11​ ​ ​(March​ ​30,​ ​2009).​ ​ ​The​ ​documents​ ​are​ ​listed​ ​in​ ​order​…

Florida National Scenic Trail Visitor Assessment

The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) began a collaborative visitor assessment project for the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Florida Trail Association (FTA) in June of 2003. The purpose of the study…

Ice Age Trail Alliance Joint Effort Marketing Report 2012

The goals and objectives of this Joint Effort Marketing Year 1 Destination grant were to determine the economic impact of Ice Age Trail users and volunteers to the State’s economy on an annual basis; determine the estimated number of users enjoying the Trail annually; and…

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Count Survey 2011

This report was prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service in partial fulfillment of Interagency Acquisition Agreement R2490050022 between the National Park Service, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Federal Agency Visual Resource Documents

Visit the Bureau of Land Management Federal Agency Visual Resource Documents page (http://blmwyomingvisual.anl.gov/documents/).

Tool Box (National Historic Trails Socorro Workshop)

This Tool Box is prepared by Steve Burns of the National Park Service-National Trails System Intermountain Region.  In one file, the tool box holds details about the National Trails System Act and a substantial set of practical resources for historic trails leaders on topics including:…

National Scenic and Historic Trails Administration (All Agencies)

A list of the agencies who administer and manage the national scenic and historic trails.