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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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Partnership for the National Trails System

We couldn't be more excited to have Jon Jarvis and youth trail apprentices from across the country in attendance at this year's #15NSHTC.

Jun 29th 4:38pm • No Comments

We're excited to be kicking off day one of this year's 15th Biennial National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference with Jon Jarvis, National Park Service Director. #15NSHTC

Jun 28th 2:26pm • No Comments

Thanks to the Williamson Herald for the article on this year's National and Historic Trails Conference:

Head of National Park Service to speak in Franklin Sunday

On the eve of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, the head of the country’s park system, Jon Jarvis, will speak in Franklin Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Embassy Suites when the 15th National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference kicks off.

Jun 25th 7:57pm • No Comments

Help ensure the future of our National Trails System by showing your support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Learn more at:

Jun 24th 4:20pm • No Comments

We are excited to announce these additional keynote speakers for this year's conference:
• Jeff Reinbold - National Park Service Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement
• Bob Ratcliffe - National Park Service Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Chief
• Joe Meade U.S. Forest Service National Director of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer services

View the full program here:

Jun 23rd 10:25pm • No Comments