Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails Long-Range Interpretive Plan

This plan provides broad-based policies, guidelines, and standards for administering the four trails to ensure the protection of trail resources, their interpretation, and their continued use. Subsequent planning efforts tier off of the Comprehensive Management and Use Plan and provide more detailed recommendations and guidance. Among the many recommendations in the Comprehensive Management and Use Plan is one calling for a trails-wide interpretive plan.

by National Park Service

The Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails represent in part the heritage of the westward expansion of the United States. To preserve this heritage, and to provide opportunities for people to understand and experience this part of American history, partners from public agencies, as well as representatives from nonprofit organizations and private landowners, work together to protect, maintain, and promote the trail corridors. This collaborative effort is necessary to ensure that future generations will be able to appreciate and enjoy trail resources.

Attached document published August 2010

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The National Park Service (NPS) was created in 1916 and today manages over 390 units found in all 50 states and some of the U.S. territories. NPS supports and operates trails in three interlocking arenas: trails in parks, technical assistance to States and communities, and administration of much of the National Trails System.

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