The FNST Coalition is comprised of a diverse, representative sample of Trail partners dedicated to ensuring the development, maintenance, and promotion of the FNST to ensure an optimum recreation experience. The variety of perspectives, backgrounds, concerns, and organizations helps ensure that a wide spectrum of recreationists’ interests are considered in management decisions going forward.
As it traverses the state, the Florida National Scenic Trail crosses numerous public and private lands. The FNST would not be the celebrated public resource it is today without the cooperation and assistance of many land managers. Land managers and their staff work with and support volunteers in building and maintaining the Trail. They support and advocate for FNST development, maintenance, and promotion.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Florida National Scenic Trail. The Trail is primarily built and maintained by volunteers. Some of their highly valued efforts include buidling and maintaining the FNST, guiding hikes, leadership roles, working with land managers, and trail planning. The Florida Trail Association is the USDA Forest Service's chief partner in managing volunteers on the FNST.
Incorporated in 1964, the Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that helps build, maintain, protect, and promote the 1,000-mile FNST.