Tags: Protection

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…

Land Acquisition: Lessons Learned on the Ala Kahakai NHT

by Kaleo Paik, Director of Philanthropy, Ala Kahakai Trail Association The Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) has found itself a landowner in the last several years, but not in a way that most acquire lands. We were very reluctant to engage in land ownership as…

Forest Service 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge

by Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell, US Forest Service The Forest Service is inviting agency employees, partners, and volunteers alike to share in the leadership of achieving sustainable National Forest System trails through implementation of the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge (1). The Trail Challenge was officially launched…

Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation

Just around the bend Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation       by Shawn Thomas, Florida National Scenic Trail Administrator Adapted from an article originally published in the Florida Trail Association Footprint magazine Over 1,100 miles of the Florida Trail (FT) have been successfully certified,…

Eastern Legacy Extension Act: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail nonprofit partners provide updates

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation by Lou Ritten, President, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official establishment on March 11, 2019. The very next day, as part of the John D.…

Trinity Divide deal protects 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Megan Wargo, Director of Land Protection, Pacific Crest Trail Association In June, a significant step forward was achieved in the goal to permanently protect the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) with the $15 million acquisition of the 10,300-acre Trinity Divide project in Northern California.…

Saving a path for connection: Ala Kahakai Trail Association secures funding to purchase Waikapuna

by Kaleo Paik, Board Member, Ala Kahakai Trail Association This year’s Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. focused on the perpetual renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which had far reaching effects for protection of the National Trails System through land acquisitions. The…

Lobanillo Swales: Partnerships foster trail development

By Steven Gonzales, Executive Director, El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) has been working on a trail protection and development project for the last several years. The project is focused on…