March 25th  The National Trails System

The National Scenic Trails:

Appalachian NST
Continental Divide NST
Florida NST
Ice Age NST
Natchez Trace NST  
North Country NST

Pacific Crest NST
Potomac Heritage NST

The National Historic Trails:

California NHT
Iditarod NHT
Juan Bautista de Anza NHT
Lewis and Clark NHT
Mormon Pioneer NHT
Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) NHT
Oregon NHT
Overmountain Victory NHT
Pony Express NHT
Santa Fe NHT
Selma to Montgomery NHT
Trail of Tears NHT

Web Links to Trail Organizations:
Appalachian Trail Conference
Continental Divide Trail Society
Florida Trail Association
Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
National Pony Express Association

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail Foundation
North Country Trail Association
Oregon-California Trails Association
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Santa Fe Trail Association


Segment One            

A short inspiration by Jeanne and Bill Watson, who have devoted 40 years of their lives to the Oregon / California Trail Association (OCTA) .

Then we talk with Deb Salt, The BLM's National Trails Coordinator about the Trails System, The importance of volunteers and the economic and cultural significance to gateway communities.

Segment two 

We talk with Gary Werner, Executive Director for the Partnership for the National Trails System, the man responsible for overseeing the coordination and communication of all aspects of the National Trails System. He discusses National Trails and their significance in coming to know the history of the US and its lands.

Segment Three 

We talk with Steven Elkinton, the Program Leader with the National Trails System for the National Park Service about the many elements of the system, and how you can get involved.