Superintendent's Reports

The annual superintendent’s report covers accomplishments and activities achieved by NTIR teams and their partners.
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2015 Accomplishments include completing a MOU with the University of New Mexico (UNM) where interns have a space to work. This year we hired two students for the Latino Heritage Internship Program and developed two Volunteers-in-Parks student opportunities. NTIR pursued a CESU partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University and employed a digital media intern. For the NPS Centennial, a committee created goals and objectives, and planned for 16 events across all nine national historic trails. Other accomplishments include two capacity building interpretation workshops; five National Register nominations; five certifications; 56 waysides exhibits; 300 mobile app stops; two design and interpretation charettes; and 28 sign plans for 542 signs across 244 miles for eight NHTs.
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2014: Accomplishments include the NTIR organization website; three interpretive media workshops; two trail mapping workshops; a National Pony Express Association Strategic Plan; 36 National Register nominations; 13 certifications; 21 wayside exhibits; 322 mobile app stops; closed captioning for 10 videos; and 45 sign plans for 805 road signs across 262 miles for seven national historic trails.

boy scouts on the grass and rangers standing at the Philmont Scout Ranch; lots of grass and trees

2013: Accomplishments include a 5-year Strategic Plan; a Leadership and Tribal Outreach Workshop; three mapping workshops; 21 National Register nominations; 11 videos posted to YouTube; 15 certified sites; 39 wayside exhibits; and 210 highway and pedestrian signs installed across 63 miles.

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2012: Highlighted achievements include feasibility studies for the Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trails and for Butterfield Overland Trail; a comprehensive management plan for El Camino Real de los Tejas; 30 National Register nominations for three trails; 18 completed Challenge Cost Share projects; 12 new certified sites; four tribal listening sessions; 56 new wayside exhibits, and much more.

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2011: Accomplishments include feasibility study work on possible route additions to Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express national historic trails; a draft NTIR Five-Year Strategic Plan; 18 Challenge Cost Share Projects completed; Social Media Strategy completed; 37 National Register of Historic Places nominations; a Cultural Resource Workshop in Albuquerque; 76 new wayside exhibits; and a trip to Mexico City to collaborate on the preservation and protection of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and El Camino Real del los Tejas cultural resources.

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2010: Accomplishments include feasibility study and environmental assessment work on possible route additions to Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express national historic trails; three tribal listening sessions; the 2010 Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Pony Express; a Long Range Interpretive Plan for Oregon, California, Pony Express, and Mormon Pioneer NHTs; seven Challenge Cost Share Projects completed/16 initiated; 11 National Register of Historic Places nominations; 24 site certifications; an interpretive film for Trail of Tears NHT; and much more.
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2009: Highlighted achievements include feasibility study amendment and environmental assessment work on Trail of Tears to authorize the addition of thousands of miles of alternate routes; continued work on the Long Walk feasibility study; 19 National Register of Historic Places nominations; 38 site certifications; two archeological field projects along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro initiated; an Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guide for the California and Oregon NHTs across Idaho; and El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT oral history project.

Last updated: January 16, 2018