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13th Conference on National Scenic & Historic Trails May 14-18, 2011!
Posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

The Partnership for the National Trails System is pleased to announce our upcoming bienniel National Trails Conference, co-hosted this year with the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Abingdon, Virginia.

This year’s conference theme is centered around the importance of mutually beneficial relationships between trails and trail communities. Join us for topic panels, open discussions, and success stories from around the National Trails community. As always, an exciting slate of hands-on learning awaits in the form of field trips to the many trails converging in the area. This year also offers a unique opportunity for all our trails partners, as we have timed the conference to coincide with the nearby local hiking festival Damascus Trail Days. 

 Click the link for 13th Conference Information and Registration Details

National Trails Conference Schedule

 2011 National Trails Conference Workshop Session Schedule


 REGISTER for the 13th National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference 

13th NSHT Conference Youth Scholarship Application 2011 

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2014 National Scenic Trails Workshop

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New Oregon Ducks uniforms have nods to Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Oregon's latest football uniform is a tribute to the state's history, complete with a Lewis and Clark (and Duck) helmet.

Oct 8th 2:27pm • No Comments

"The program was instrumental in making our trails scenic and our national parks whole."

Our Most Important Conservation Program Is Gone -- But It Doesn't Have to Be Forever

The Land and Water Conservation Fund fostered an idea endemic to our country: that precious landscapes should be set aside for the long-term enjoyment of all, not the short-term gain of a few.

Oct 7th 6:13pm • No Comments

Our friends at the Continental Divide Trail Coalition , Florida Trail Association, Ice Age Trail Alliance, and New England National Scenic Trail - NET are in the running to receive a $25,000 grant from the American Hiking Society and Michelob ULTRA.

Support the National Trails System by voting for your favorite here:

You Could Help Make The Outdoors Superior

To help keep America beautiful, Michelob ULTRA is donating $25,000 grants to two deserving US trails. Help us decide where these grants will go by visiting and voting for your favorite trail.

Oct 7th 2:12pm • No Comments

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is hosting its Annual Membership and Board Meeting on October 16th and 17th in #Laredo, #Texas.

The National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park Service and agency officials from the Texas Historical Commission will also be in attendance.

Please visit: for registration information.

#elcaminotejas #elcaminoreal #trails #NationalTrails #NPS #NationalParkService #Texas #Mexico

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

Our 2015 Annual Membership and Board Meeting is taking place at La Posada Hotel in Laredo on October 16th and 17th. Presentations, an update from the National Park Service, and a tour of trail resources will take place.

To see the full schedule and register for the event, please visit:

We hope to see you there!

#elcaminotejas #elcaminoreal #trails #NationalTrails #NPS #NationalParkService #Laredo #Texas #Mexico #TX #MX #LaPosada

Oct 1st 4:22pm • No Comments

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is being discussed in the Senate today.

Learn more about the LWCF:

Senate Floor Proceedings - Sep 30th, 2015

Live and Recorded Public meetings of Senate Floor Proceedings for The United States Senate

Sep 30th 4:53pm • No Comments