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*October 7, 2019 update – The USDA published notice in the Federal Register of its intent to renew the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council.

*April 2019 update – The Advisory Council and interdisciplinary planning team are inactive while the Forest Service continues work to get the PNT Advisory Council Charter renewed for a second term. When the Charter has been approved, the Forest Service will post updated information on the Council (including recruitment of nominees) and the updated planning schedule.

*July 2018 update – the Forest Service is working to get the PNT Advisory Council reauthorized for a second term and will update the planning schedule soon and post it here.

About the Advisory Council

The Charter for the inaugural Advisory Council has expired. The Council (including new member recruitment) is inactive until the Charter is renewed.

Archived information:

The US Forest Service has established the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of citizens and representatives of federal agencies, state governments, and local governments. Members of the Council represent a balance of perspectives from across the trail and throughout the United States.

The Council, established under the National Trails System Act, will provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture about matters relating to the administration and management of the Pacific Northwest Trail, specifically advising on trail uses, establishing a trail corridor, and prioritizing future projects. Designated by Congress as a National Scenic Trail in 2009, the Pacific Northwest Trail connects people and communities along a 1,200-mile route in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.

Archived documents:

Photo of the advisory council outside on a sunny day.

Inaugural Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council