Tags: Pathways

2020 Reflection: Teresa Martinez – CDTC

by Teresa Martinez, Executive Director – Continental Divide Trail Coalition As I write this, I am watching a cold front break across the upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico.  The sun is shining bright and there are deep blue skies. The invisible wind is…

2020 Reflection: Judy Bittner – IHTA

by Judy Bittner, President – Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance The big event on the Iditarod NHT that brings national and international attention to the Trail takes place the first two weeks in March – the 1,000 mile Iditarod Dog Sled Race.   Awareness of the…

2020 Partnership for the National Trails System Highlights

OUTREACH PNTS organized and led the 23rd “Hike the Hill” with the American Hiking Society (AHS).  More than 100 representatives from 40 trail organizations, including PNTS Trail Apprentices and AHS Next Generation leaders participated in meetings with agency leaders and members of Congress.   The…

2020 Bureau of Land Management Highlights

Trail Administration — BLM administered the Iditarod NHT and co-administered, with the NPS, the Old Spanish and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro NHTs. Trail Management — BLM managed significant portions of 18 National Scenic and Historic Trails on 6,000 miles of public lands in…

2020 Federal Highway Administration Highlights

Partnerships — FHWA continued its cooperative agreement with PNTS to perform a two year gap analysis and corridor protection research project. An agreement was completed with BLM for a methodology to develop an inventory and monitoring program for trails. Cooperative agreements with American Trails for…

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 U.S. Forest Service Highlights

Trail Administration — USFS administered five NSTs (Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Continental Divide, and Florida), one NHT (Nez Perce), and managed portions of many others. Maintenance — USFS maintained approximately 5,000 miles of trail across the six NSHTs administered by the USFS in FY2020.…

2020 U.S. Geological Survey Highlights

Trail Management — The USGS nationwide public domain trails dataset was expanded by 83,000 miles of trails (258,000 total). The dataset improves trail data sharing and interoperability between Federal, State, and local organizations. Technology — Trail planning support tools were improved to encourage interagency collaboration…

2020 Partnership for the National Trails System Annual Report

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 2019 Total Revenue $461,376 Government Assistance Membership Dues Private Contributions Miscellaneous Income 2019 Total Expenses $428,666 Program Services Expenses Management Expenses Fundraising Expenses 2020 CONTRIBUTORS Benefactor of Trails ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous Barney & Sandy Mann National Park Foundation Ron Tipton & Rita…

2020 Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Highlights

Potomac Heritage Trail Association (PHTA) PROTECTION Studies (Trail Org) — PHTA, using a grant from REI, partnered with Prince William County to perform a feasibility study of a boardwalk at Powells Creek. Studies (Federal Partner) — NPS released a study declaring the feasibility of a trail to close the…