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?
After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.