Project Help and Assistance

The National Trails office can help you plan, develop, and implement your project. Types of collaborative partner projects we can assist with include:

  • Initiating and executing archeological studies
  • Nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Evaluating a trail-related property for partnership certification
  • Overseeing historical studies
  • Coordinating and writing planning documents
  • Working with tribes
  • Developing a wide array of interpretive products and services
  • Developing educational products
  • Planning and developing a site plan, including signage
  • GIS and mapping
  • Historic Route Refinement: Fill out this form

Have a national historic trails project you need assistance with? Contact us with the project's details and the help trails staff can provide.

Looking for a national historic trails product? Learn more about our available products and who to contact.

Who to Contact

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Cultural Resources

The cultural resources team identifies, preserves, and protects ruts, related sites and buildings, and historic landscapes along the NHTs.

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Design and Development

D&D helps partners plan and design visitor facilities that help enhance the visitor experience of trail sites and segments.

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The history team enlightens the reader with accurate, lively accounts of forts, camps, autobiographies, diaries, events, and much more!

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Interpretation and Education

The Interpretation team works with partners to develop interpretive media, personal and educational services, and interpretive plans.

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Planning is the process of developing a structured approach to meet your preservation and education goals.

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Resource Information Management

The RIM team helps partners with the world of GPS, GIS, mapping, metadata, and more.

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National Trails works with partners to protect, develop, and promote national historic trails.

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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

it's a kick to learn about how the National Park Service is working to preserve Route 66!

Last updated: March 20, 2024