Tags: Pathways

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 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…

2020 Santa Fe National Historic Trail Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH 200th Anniversary —  SFTA launched a new website for the Santa Fe Trail 200th at:  www.santafetrail200.org SFTA provided assistance and input to Dave Kendall in his production of a documentary for the Santa Fe Trail 200th. SFTA assisted with…

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 Iditarod National Historic Trail Highlights

Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance (IHTA) OUTREACH Education —  The place-based, service-learning educational training for K-12 teachers, Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom (iTREC!), graduated its ninth class of teachers. iTREC! is a yearlong professional development program that provides teachers with place-based, service-learning skills to help today’s…

2020 Oregon and California National Historic Trails Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Internet —  OCTA’s intern created approximately 20 videos for its YouTube Channel to help increase outreach efforts. OCTA launched a new Trails Head website with interactive map of the KC area. OCTA increased its Facebook following from 2000 followers to…

2020 El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Highlights

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) OUTREACH Reports — ElCaT, NPS, & Texas Historical Commission collaborated to put out the first-ever Joint Trail Report for the Camino. Panels — The NPS contracted with The 106 Group to create interpretive panels…

2020 El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Highlights

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA) OUTREACH Input — CARTA provided input and support for interpretative signage along a stretch of the trail in El Paso County, Texas. Similarly, trail enthusiasts provide input to the National Park Service’s consultants tasked with devising an…

Covid Comments

Ala Kahakai NST Ala Kahakai Trail Association/E Mau Na ala hele ATA — We have continued taking small groups on hikes along the trail in accordance with state restrictions for gatherings. ATA — The pandemic put many of the acquisition funding on hold and has…

Winter 2020-2021

Contents EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT The National Trails System: 2020 – “Six Feet Apart, But Closer Than Ever.” COVID-19 Covid-19 Editorial  Covid Comments From Trail Orgs and Federal Partners 2020 REFLECTIONS Elena Medaras, Communications Support Specialist – Ice Age Trail Alliance Teresa Martinez, Executive Director –…