Tags: National Park Service

Interagency Communication and Collaboration Across the National Trails System

By Vanessa Morales, National Trails System Communications Fellow The National Trails System’s (NTS) 19 National Historic and 11 National Scenic Trails are administered by three Federal agencies: the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the US Forest Service (USFS), all with…

Indigenous Site Surveying on the New England Trail

By Kayleigh Moses, New England Trail Community Volunteer Ambassador, National Park Service To most trail goers in New England, the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock are simply trail names that make up the 215 mile-long hiking route. The history of these names often go unnoticed, blanketed…

465 Acres Returned to Rappahannock Tribe Along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Press release by the National Park Service Prior to European arrival, Indigenous peoples of the Chesapeake Bay lived and worked alongside the Bay’s many rivers, whose abundant resources and inspiring landscapes provided both bodily and spiritual sustenance. Today, thanks to archeology, oral history among Tribal…

The Santa Fe Trail Celebrates 200th Anniversary

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Two hundred years ago, a group of Americans ventured west from Franklin, Missouri to trade in Santa Fe (then Mexico). The route they forged would grow into a commercial highway within a web…

Dave Moore Named Star-Spangled Banner NHT Superintendent

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Deputy Regional Director Debbie Conway has named David H. Moore as superintendent of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Hampton National Historic Site, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, all based…

Kym Hall Selected as National Capital Area Director

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Kym Hall, a 34-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the National Capital Area director. She will begin her new role in the coming weeks as she transitions…

New Federal Trail GIS Schema Template Makes Data Sharing Easier

by Kerry Shakarjian, GIS Specialist, National Park Service, Alaska  There are 30 Congressionally designated National Scenic and Historic Trails (National Trails) covering more than 55,000 miles in total. The National Trails connect with 70 Wildlife Refuges, 80 National Parks, 90 Bureau of Land Management areas,…

2020 Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service OUTREACH Event — Despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, including the closing of the visitor centers, trail staff and partners were able to successfully participate in the Selma to Montgomery March Jubilee reenactment.  John Lewis — Trail employees were able to…

2020 Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Highlights

Natchez Trace Parkway Association (NTPA) PROTECTION  Rehabilitation —  NPS rehabilitated over 4 miles of the Old Natchez Trace in TN for pedestrian use by removing downed and standing timber. NPS funded the replacement of deteriorating structures along the Blackland Prairie & Yockanookany sections of the…

2020 National Park Service Highlights

Trail Administration — NPS administered 23 National Scenic and Historic Trails, including two co-administered trails, spanning over 42,000 miles across 48 States, including the District of Columbia. Funding — Operational funding of $14.4 million was provided in support of the National Trails System and NPS-administered national trails.…