Tags: NPS

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 Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Highlights

Anza Trail Foundation (ATF) and partners OUTREACH Website —  With assistance from a PNTS Intern Grant, the Anza Trail Foundation accelerated the modernization of Web de Anza and prepared it for migration to its new home at the Borderlands Institute at San Diego State University,…

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.…

2020 Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service (NPS) OUTREACH Equipment — STSP trail staff developed a mobile visitor center for the Star-Spangled Banner NHT. Programs & Partnerships —  STSP trail staff collaborated with National Mall for a 10-day Facebook program that interpreted the story of the invasion of Washington…

2019 National Park Service Highlights

Trail Administration — Administered 23 national scenic and historic trails, crossing over 12,500 miles of public lands in 48 States, including Washington, D.C. Trail Extensions — Under the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (2019), the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail…

John Cannella selected as NPS National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager

Adapted from an October 14, 2020 email from Bob Ratcliffe, Division Chief, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs, National Park Service John Cannella has been selected as the National Park Service’s new National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager! Many of you know and have worked…

Changes within NPS leadership

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases On August 7, 2020, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation of Margaret Everson to exercise the delegable authority of the director of the National Park Service (NPS). Deputy Director for Operations David…

Rose Fennell named NPS Superintendent of WARO

Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Rosalyn “Rose” Fennell as the new superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in…

Reflections in retirement: PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect

Reflections in retirement PNTS founding Executive Director and Federal agency ‘Trail Buds’ reconnect by Samantha Haas, Communications Coordinator, Partnership for the National Trails System (Interviews conducted virtually June 17, 2020) Last summer, when the Partnership for the National Trails System announced the forthcoming retirement of…