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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

Thanks to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the U.S. Forest Service has acquired over 300 acres of land in Nelson County, VA adjacent to the #AppalachianTrail. As a result, the lands will now permanently be protected.

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There is just one week left to apply for our trail apprentice program.

15 scholarships are available for this year's National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference for individuals between the ages of 18-25 with an interest in the National Trails System. Learn more and apply:

Youth Scholarships

15 Trail Apprentice scholarships are available for the 15th National Scenic and Historic Trail Conference for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old with an interest in the National T...

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Check out our April e-newsletter:

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Our friends at the Nez Perce Trail Foundation have released their winter e-newsletter. Check it out:

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Thank you to Barack Obama, Secretary Jewell—U.S. Department of the Interior, and Secretary Vilsack— U.S. Department of Agriculture for your support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Learn more about the LWCF and how you can help to protect our public lands:

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