Planning is the process of developing a structured approach to meet your preservation and education goals. The National Trails office has the staff expertise to help you identify your planning needs to make your vision for the trails come alive in a responsible and sustainable way.
Planning Team Technical Assistance Areas
Strategic planning for your organization
Guidance on trail planning efforts
Interpretive planning services
New trail studies and planning actions (feasibility studies and management plans)
Developing foundational statements and documents
We collaborate with many trail partners for these activities. Planning helps the National Trails office meet its mandate by Congress to commemorate historic routes and promotes their preservation and development for public use.
Feasibility Studies in Progress
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NPS is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility and suitability of designating the Pike Trail as a new National Historic Trail. We invite you to learn about and participate in the study process. The route under study affects areas and interests in present-day Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, as well as Mexico. Your participation is critical to the study process and findings. We hope to hear from you and your community. Visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/pike.
Last updated: March 20, 2023