Challenge Cost Share 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?
Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.