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Pathways Winter 2021/22

  Contents Message from the Executive Director PNTS Year In Review Land Protection and Restoration Collaboration and Engagement Capacity Building and Partnerships Local Impact Education and Interpretation Accessibility and Awareness Federal Agency Highlights 2021 Highlights by Trail PNTS Address: 100 M St. SE #700, Washington,…

Federal Agency 2021 Highlights

National Park Service (NPS) 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 $15.4 million was provided in support of the National…

Accessibility and Awareness 2021 Highlights

When immersed in a trail experience, it is simple to overlook the many hands and hours of labor need to create and maintain treasured public lands. Projects like removing obstacles on trails, refurbishing historic buildings, or temporarily reviving a historic route often occur without great…

Education and Interpretation 2021 Highlights

Each educational panel, signpost marking the way along a certified auto route and video or app you use to learn more about a National Scenic or Historic Trail involve hours of the collaboration of a host of skilled professionals, knowledgeable volunteers and others to create…

Local Impact 2021 Highlights

National Trails provide affordable outdoor recreation that contributes to the overall health and well-being of millions of people nationwide. As an arterial network that connects urban and rural communities in all 50 States and Washington, D.C., the National Trails System attracts eco- and heritage tourism,…

Capacity Building and Partnerships 2021 Highlights

National Scenic and Historic trails serve tens of millions of visitors each year. Since 2020, trail use has skyrocketed following social distancing requirements and increased use has continued throughout 2021. Trail managers in the public and private sectors have therefore had to work to expand…

Collaboration and Engagement 2021 Highlights

Collaboration and engagement efforts take many forms on National Scenic and Historic Trails. The individuals, organizations, and agencies responsible for National Trails work hard to ensure that the Trails tell the full story of the lands they traverse and the people they impact. From instituting…

Land Protection and Restoration 2021 Highlights

With 69% of Americans living within an hour drive of a National Trail, the 30 Congressionally designated National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails provide access to iconic natural places and capture significant stories of the nation. They are uniquely positioned to further connect and…

PNTS Year in Review 2021

It has been a banner year at the Partnership for the National Trails System; one of continued transition and growth. Here are some of the highlights: Advocating for National Trails  A highlight of PNTS advocacy activity each year is Hike the Hill. In 2021, participants…

Message from the Executive Director Winter 2021/22

Each year, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) team has the pleasure of collecting annual highlights from the nonprofit organizations and agencies that work together to manage, maintain and promote National Scenic & Historic Trails. After a year filled with feats of physical…