Last updated: April 3, 2018
Today we got to meet Neal Bedlan, the Chief of Interpretation of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Almost ten years ago, his love of conservation and his appreciation for stewardship led him to the National Park Service. In his role Chief of Interpretation he leads the Interpretation Team that includes a volunteer and partnership specialist, an interpretive specialist, an education specialist, and the Omaha visitor center operations. The team works together to assist partners along the trail to commemorate the Lewis and Clark story and to include tribal perspectives. His favorite part of the job is working with great people and partners along the entire trail. Working with partners along the 3,700 miles of trail can be challenging, but he considers these challenges a highlight! For him, every day is different!
Below, you can see Neal showing us the first Long Range Interpretive Plan for Lewis and Clark NHT. It will help shape the future of interpretation and visitor experience along the 3,700 mile trail!