The Outreach and Educational Materials posted here are available for public use to learn about and promote the National Trails System. Each of these documents is developed by the Partnership for the National Trails System in cooperation with the partner Trail Organizations and federal agency partners. All documents are public domain and may be downloaded, printed, and distributed freely. The Partnership for the National Trails System will also supply hard copies if necessary, please contact PNTS directly for ordering information.
The PNTS National Trails System Partners Report is the first-ever attempt to display information from both sides of the public-private partnerships that define the National Trails System in a side-by-side manner for each of the national scenic and historic trails. Each trail has one page describing the programs and focus of the primary trail stewardship organization partner(s) and the initiatives of the federal land management agency administering that trail. The report attempts to showcase the leveraging of federal dollars supporting each trail with a pie chart divided into trail federal base funding, the value of volunteer hours from the nonprofit organization partner(s), the private contributions raised by the nonprofit organization partner(s) and public contributions from state, county, city, town jurisdictions and/or funding from sovereign tribal nations.
“The Gold Sheet” of Volunteer Contributions totals the sum of volunteer contributions, including both time and monetary donations, made by the partner organizations of the National Trails System. This chart demonstrates the significant value the National Trails Community generates to support public conservation, outdoor recreation, and education through the National Trails System
The PNTS is proud to release its second Youth on the National Trails System report, which features programs and initiatives for youth employment, volunteerism, education, and outreach. The programs listed are a sample of the great work that organizations and the federal agencies are doing to get youth out on the national scenic and historic trails to appreciate and learn from the natural beauty and history of our country. If you are aware of a program that should be included in the next version of this report, please contact Julia Glad at PNTSCommunications@gmail.com.
The above one-page handouts provide a brief summary of the geographical and ideological intersection between the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge System and the National Trails System. While similar in content, the hand-outs are customized for audiences consisting of primarily USFWS staff or nonprofit trail organization partners.