Youth Crew Heroes Campaign

Youth Crew Heroes Campaign

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Watch our Youth Crew Heroes video to learn more about our youth service programs. At PNTA, we love to build great trail, but we also love to build great youth. Last November, Pacific Northwest Trail supporters came together to make our fundraiser for the PNT, the Thunderbird Campaign, a huge success. Thanks to you, PNTA purchased 500 new trail markers,…
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New Leadership in Trail Operations

  Following 14 years of service, the PNTA’s Director of Trail Operations, Lewis Trout retired this September. His departure will create new opportunities within the Association and allow for organizational changes in the trail’s management. Executive Director, Jeff Kish will continue to provide oversight, and two new Regional Coordinator positions will allow the Association to…
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Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

  The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most important conservation program, yet without action from Congress, it will expire on September 30, 2018. For over fifty years, the LWCF has provided vital funding to protect irreplaceable lands, and create access to outdoor recreation opportunities in nearly every state, including Montana, Idaho and Washington.…
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Getting Youth Outdoors

QRC Takes Youth Outdoors

  Back in 1992, before smartphones and life online, the US Forest Service created the Quilcene Ranger Corps program. Middle school students from Quilcene, a small town nestled between the Olympic National Forest and Hood Canal, could apply to the free program, which offered the chance to spend the summer working outdoors with schoolmates. Together, they…
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Kettle Range Rendezvous

Crew Volunteers to Conserve Whitebark Pine

  The Association’s Performance Crew took a day off from trail work this month to help volunteers with the Lands Council and Kettle Range Conservation Group with whitebark pine conservation efforts at the annual Kettle Range Rendezvous. The Kettle River Range is one of several mountain ranges along the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. On…
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Pasayten Wilderness

PNTA Works on Pasayten

  Restoring the Pacific Northwest Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness after last year’s Diamond Creek Fire is a priority for the Association and our partners in 2018.   Nearly 100 miles of the PNT falls within the 531,000-acre Wilderness, a highlight of the trail in Washington which offers the longest roadless stretch of the National…
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NTS 50th Pin

Forest Service Publishes PNT Fact Sheet

  Do you have questions about the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT)? The Pacific Northwest Trail Association has a long-standing partnership with the US Forest Service in the management of the Pacific Northwest Trail. As the lead agency responsible for the administration of the PNT, the Forest Service is responsible for providing trailwide coordination,…
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Significant Wildfire Potential in 2018

  If NICC forecasts prove to be accurate, fire danger ratings could become elevated across the Pacific Northwest Trail this year. Areas from the Rocky Mountains to the North Cascades are expected to have “significant wildfire potential.” Yet, with a few basic precautions, elevated fire danger does not have to lead to a wildfire. Although wildfires caused by lightning…
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President Obama signs the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009

10 Year Legislative Anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Trail

10 years ago today, legislation was introduced to both houses of Congress, which led to the designation of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Though the history of the Pacific Northwest Trail extends back to the early 1970’s, the journey through Congress that culminated in the Trail’s designation as a national scenic trail began on…
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Improve Section 7

Take Action – Improve Section 7

  The Pacific Northwest Trail tours some of the most outstanding public lands in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Yet, many PNT visitors avoid large stretches of the trail in Washington’s Skagit and Whatcom Counties, home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Scenic beauty is not the problem, it’s the route of…
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