#KernBlog: Welcome Aboard Amanda!

closethegaps hiking trails of america

Hiking Trails of America (along with Friends of the Florida Trail) is happy to announce a new staff member.  Amanda Sims has been hired on a part time basis.  She will be assisting with social media and website updates.  She will also be brainstorming other ideas to gain support for … Read More

The Use of Eminent Domain in the Completion of the National Trails System

By Bruce E. Matthews, Retired Executive Director, North Country Trail Association The condemnation of private lands for public use (eminent domain) was widely practiced by the National Park Service from its inception through the 1970’s in carrying out Congressionally-approved authorizations in the establishment of National Parks, Seashores and Trails. These … Read More