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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…

Three men in the field with camera an boom mike film the Arizona Trail Skills Video Series

Arizona Trail Association Releases Trail Skills Institute Series

by Wendy Lotze, Volunteer Program Manager, Arizona Trail Association The Arizona Trail Association’s (ATA) Trail Skills Institute video series is now online and available to the public. Each of the eight videos are less than six minutes long and are available for anyone to stream…

2020 Arizona National Scenic Trail Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Media —  ATA received international media attention surrounding impacts of the border wall to the trail’s southern terminus. ATA partnered with a media company to product Arizona Trail documentary;  Maps — ATA partnered with the Arizona Office of Tourism to…

2019 Arizona National Scenic Trail Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Partnerships — ATA led outdoor experiences with groups that represent Latino, LGBTQ, disabled, and college age communities. ATA strengthened partnerships with Navajo and Hopi native communities and developed an interpretive sign that integrates cultural information from an indigenous perspective with…

Arizona Trail acknowledges cultural resources

Adapted from Arizona Trail Association e-news articles STEWARD GUIDE TO CULTURAL RESOURCES When you’re out on the Arizona Trail it’s important to remember you are often walking in the footsteps of people who have lived on this landscape for 10,000 years or longer. Many of…

Summit for Arizona Trails

Summit for Arizona Trails Statewide trails network discusses shared challenges and opportunities by Wendy Lotzke, Coordinator and Volunteer Program Manager, Summit/Network for Arizona Trails and Arizona Trail Association In February 2020, a small volunteer committee of trail managers, builders, and enthusiasts convened the inaugural Summit…

A decade in the making: Temporal Gulch Passage reroute approved to provide safer alternative for AZT

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Over the past decade, the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) has been working to find a safer, more scenic alternative to the trail’s current alignment near the town of Patagonia, AZ, which includes three miles of paved roads…

Arizona Trail management strategies for a changing climate

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Maintaining and protecting the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) has always been a challenge, especially considering the diversity of ecosystems the trail traverses. Through deserts, canyons, mountains, and forests, the AZT climbs and descends over 110,000 feet in…

Arizona National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Matt Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association When Dale Shewalter, a school teacher from Flagstaff, AZ, stood on top of Coronado Peak near the U.S./Mexico border in the late 1970s and imagined a single trail connecting deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities, and people, the dream…