Tags: Pathways

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…

PNTS Programming Update Summer 2022

This Summer, PNTS began a webinar series on Tribal Consultation. The three-part series is intended to provide relevant information and best practices for Tribal Consultation as they pertain to the work of trails professionals in the non-profit and governmental spheres. Visit our website for complete…

Message from the Executive Director Summer 2022

When I read an issue of Pathways Across America, I’m often struck by the uniqueness of each National Historic and Scenic Trail, as well as the Trails’ connectedness both as parts of the National Trails System and as parts of the communities they traverse. Across…

Indigenous Mapping & Research Project

“Historically, cartography and maps have been used as an instrument of colonization which has been severely detrimental to adequate representation of Indigenous peoples. Oftentimes, Indigenous peoples and communities are left out of any conversation where consultation should be factored in,” states Kiana Estate-Gashytewa (Zuni/Hopi). Knowing…

Spring 2022 Comings and Goings

We Welcome… Justin Fisch, an environmental and energy attorney, as a PNTS Board Member Jamie Loucky, Chief Impact Officer for the Washington Trails Association, as a PNTS Board Member Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye, a Ph.D. student in geography and envrionmental advocate, as a PNTS Board Member…

Longtime Trails Advocate Liz Bergeron Retires

“Liz will always be remembered as a contributor to not only the Pacific Crest Trail Association, but to the Trail Community as a whole.” – Mike Wollmer, Ice Age Trail Association Over many years of dedicated service and work, Liz Bergeron has cemented herself as…

Digital Platform Promotes & Connects Communities along the Lewis & Clark Trail through Geotourism

Author: Ryan Parsons, Lewis and Clark Travel If you were tasked with promoting thousands of destinations and individual businesses along a 4,900-mile, 16-state stretch of land  – how would you do it?  It’s a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but leaders at the National Park…

“INSPIRE”-ing Interpretation on the Old Spanish Trail: Rob Sweeten Awarded BLM’s 2021 INSPIRE Award

Author: Carin L. Farley, National Scenic and Historic Trail Lead, Bureau of Land Management The Old Spanish National Historic Trail Co-Administrator from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Robert “Rob” Sweeten received the agency’s 2021 Inspirational Interpretation and Resource Education “INSPIRE” Award. The INSPIRE Award recognizes BLM employees who have made…

Wagon Master: Hansen’s Handcrafted History World Premiere

Author: Travis Boley, Oregon-California Trail Association Wagon Master: Hansen’s Handcrafted History had its red-carpet premiere on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The documentary, produced by the Oregon-California Trails Association and Knowledge Tree Films, premiered at the Luxury 5 Cinemas following a reception at the Carnegie Center…

Mini-Grant Fosters Inclusion on the North Country Trail

Author: Kate Lemon, North Country Trail Association The North Country Trail Association’s (NCTA) Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee awarded a mini-grant to the Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching (BOAT) to attend the Michigan Ice Fest in the Upper Peninsula (UP) this February.…