CCSP Past Projects
Through the Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP), the NPS assists and supports the work of its partners. The types of projects are wide-ranging, but always related to national historic trails. These include projects involving original research on trail-related topics, development of outdoor wayside exhibits, resource preservation activities, or creation of educational materials.
View a list of past projects (PDF) funded by the National Trails Intermountain Region, with staff in Santa Fe and Salt Lake City.
In case you didn't know, staff with the National Trails Intermountain Region administer nine national historic trails:
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)
Old Spanish National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)
Did You Know?
Researchers mapping the Old Spanish National Historic Trail have used travelers' accounts and knowledge of landmarks, geography, and geology. Over its years of use, Old Spanish Trail routes varied as traders looked for good water sources and shortened the length and time of travel.