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 pleased to introduce the 2022 PNTS Trail Apprentices. We are excited to have these young leaders join the trails community at the National Trails Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 2-4, 2022.
I care about trails from a sociological, cultural, and historical perspective. It is important to incorporate the intersection between humans and nature. I believe we have to recognize the human dimensions when speaking about our public lands so we can recognize the experiences of everyone. The work goes beyond land acknowledgements and guest speaks; It is imperative that we allow everyone a seat at the table to create a more sustainable and accessible world. I want to be able to bring marginalized voices into the conversation about our trails, act as a catalyst for change, and bridge the gap to create more opportunities for communities of color in the outdoors.