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Forest Service Working with Nez Perce Tribe on Place Names along the Nez Perce (Ne-Me-Poo) Trail

Author: Adapted from Press Release, US Forest Service The Nez Perce (Ne-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail, administered by the Forest Service, is working with the Nez Perce Tribe (Niimíipuu, pronounced Ne-Me-Poo) on establishing signage and interpretation for significant sites and areas. Niimíipuu place names are a…

Partnering for a Connected & Conserved Landscape: Essential Funding for Land Protection Provided by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Author: Katie Allen, Director of Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy From Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) works tirelessly to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). As the trail meanders across scenic peaks, lush valleys, deep forests, and…

Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association Helps Forest Service Maintain the Continental Divide Trail

Author: Curt Nappl, Zone Recreation Staff Officer, US Forest Service As the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) winds its way through the Rocky Mountains, entering Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park (YNP), it heads west in eastern Idaho.  From there the trail meanders to the northwest straddling…

The Gold Sheet: Demonstrating the Value of Volunteers and Private Investment in Trails

When we say we can’t do it without you, we mean it. Volunteers and private donors not only give their time and money to trails, but they showcase the immense value of National Scenic and Historic Trails (NSHT) to the public. The ability to demonstrate…

Hike the Hill®: 25 Years of Trails Advocacy for the Future

Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System. It brings together the trails community to advance shared trail priorities with congressional and Federal agency leaders including trails funding, public lands management and conservation, equitable…

2021 PNTS Trail Apprentice: Callum Cintron

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…

Teachers, trainers, local historians and an Iditarod dog musher stand together in Seward, Alaska at an iTREC! workshop. Mile zero of the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

PNTS Programming Update Spring 2022

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) is committed to providing and sharing resources that help people protect and promote National Scenic and Historic Trails (NSHT). One way we do this is through webinars. Over the past year, PNTS has worked to increase the…

Message from the Executive Director Spring 2022

Spring can feel like a new beginning. The temperature warms. People in many parts of the U.S. see blooming flowers and budding trees for the first time in months. As we shed layers of clothing and emerge from our winter routines, a page of our…

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…