Tags: Pathways

American Solar Challenge Brings Collegiate Teams to Oregon National Historic Trail

By PNTS staff with support from Gail Lueck, Event & Operations Director for the American Solar Challenge This summer, solar-powered cars travelled in the traces of oxen hooves and wagon wheels along the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT). The American Solar Challenge (ASC), a collegiate…

Indigenous Site Surveying on the New England Trail

By Kayleigh Moses, New England Trail Community Volunteer Ambassador, National Park Service To most trail goers in New England, the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock are simply trail names that make up the 215 mile-long hiking route. The history of these names often go unnoticed, blanketed…

Binational Cooperation Paves Way for New Spanish Webpage for El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

By Angélica Sánchez-Clark, Ph.D., Lead Historian, National Park Service, National Trails Office, Regions 6, 7, 8 The enabling legislation for both El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (ELCA) and El Camino Real de los Tejas (ELTE) National Historic Trails (NHT) authorizes cooperation among the United…

North Country Trail Next Generation Coalition Summit

By Felicia Hokenstad, Next Generation Coalition Leader, North Country Trail Association In early May, four members of the North Country Trail Association’s (NCTA) Next Generation Coalition (NGC) met in northern Minnesota to assist in building a new, one-mile section of North Country National Scenic Trail…

2021 Intern Grant Recipient: Jane Pollack

This column shines a light on rising leaders in public lands and outdoor recreation who participate in PNTS’ Trail Intern Grants or Trail Apprentices Program (TAP). Trail Intern Grants help organizations hire interns to further their missions and expand their capacities. The TAP helps up-and-coming…

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…