FNST Coalition

The FNST Coalition is comprised of a diverse, representative sample of Trail partners (see members below), assembled to help inform decisions made by the US Forest Service regarding the administration of the FNST. The variety of perspectives, backgrounds, concerns, and organizations helps ensure that a wide spectrum of recreationists' interests are considered in management decisions going forward.

A primary objective of the Coalition is to explore interesting ways to attract a younger generation of Trail users that will enjoy, appreciate, and steward this unique and beautiful natural resource well into the future.


Coalition Meeting Summaries

September, 2010

  • Inaugural Meeting of the FNST Coalition

January, 2011

  • FNST Coalition Data Workshop

April, 2011

  • FNST Strategic Plan Workshop

June, 2011

  • FNST Strategic Plan Session

December, 2011

  • FNST Strategic Plan Final Review

June, 2012

  • Disbursement of published FNST Strategic Plan 

January, 2014

  • FNST 2014 Workplan Review 

June 2014

  • New Partnership Model, Trail Standards and Guidelines, Gap Study 1 and 3, and Vistor Studies

December 2014


FNST Coalition Members

  • FDEP - Division of Recreation and Park
    • Albert Gregory
  • FDEP - Office of Greenways and Trails
    • Jim Wood
  • Florida Division of Forestry
    • Keith Bettcher
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    • Jerrie Lindsey
  • Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation
    • Dale Allen
  • Florida Outdoor Recreation Coalition
    • John Waldron
  • Florida Trail Association, Inc.
    • Carlos Shomaker
  • National Park Service, Big Cypress National Preserve
    • Pedro Ramos
  • St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Plum Creek Timber Company
    • Sheli Derato
  • Seminole County, Greenways and Natural Lands Division
    • Currently Unfilled
  • University of Florida, Forest Resources & Conservation
    • Taylor Stein
  • US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base
    • Tom Heffernan
  • USFWS, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Manage
    • James Burnett
  • US Forest Service, National Forests in Florida
    • Susan Matthews