Friends of Pathways announces Katherine Dowson as Executive Director
Jackson, WY, September 25th, 2014 – With great excitement, Friends of Pathways announces that Katherine Dowson will assume the responsibility of Executive Director, transitioning from her role as interim Executive Director.

“We are pleased to announce that Katherine accepted the role of Executive Director for Friends of Pathways,” said David Landes, Friends of Pathways Board President. “Katherine’s enthusiasm for creating a vibrant community with a safe and sustainable pathways & trails system is complimented by her extensive experience. Since her start with our organization as Development Director, the full board has been impressed with her quick grasp of our mission and her excellent interpersonal skills. She is definitely the one to lead Friends of Pathways forward.”

Katherine’s background includes non-profit work on both sides of the Tetons. Since 1988, she worked for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, the Teton Regional Land Trust, Teton County Education Foundation and the Center of Wonder.  She also served on several boards including Teton Valley Trails & Pathways and currently the Teton County Library Board.

“I am very excited to continue working with Friends of Pathways,” said Katherine. “I’ve leaned a lot this summer and I hope to build on those experiences and relationships to ensure continued success and stability for the organization. Friends of Pathways wears a lot of hats in the community – from trail maintenance and pathways advocacy to promoting safe cycling and winter backcountry ethics.  Many people don’t know the extent and reach of our work.  That is one thing I would like to change!

Katherine replaces Mike Welch who worked with the organization for 5 years, two years as the Executive Director.

Comment on Greater Snow King Area Scoping by September 26th

  • Comment on Scoping for the Greater Snow King Area by September 26th

Comment on Scoping for the Greater Snow King Area by September 26th

  • September 17th, 2014

Take Action!
We need you to show your support for the Greater Snow King Area Trail Projects Scoping by commenting before September 26th.
Let the Bridger-Teton know you support the Greater Snow King Area Trails Project. They has done an excellent job of putting together a trail plan that Friends of Pathways enthusiastically supports. The plan will build new trails that reduce user conflicts, while repairing resource damage and will balance recreational use with the need to protect important wildlife habitat.
This document proposes five new projects: Skyline & Putt-Putt Extension trails, Nelson Drive and Josie’s Ridge hiking specific trails, and a reduction in the season for motorized use in Game Creek. For the complete document or project map
In your comments please:
1. Support the plan to build new trails, reduce user conflicts, repair resource damage and balance recreational use with the need to protect important wildlife habitat.
2. Commend the BTNF for releasing a clear and concise scoping document that “address[es] improvements needed to make the summer trail system work better for all visitors.”
3. State that you support all five proposed projects: map of proposed projects
4. Add a personal comment to let them know why you value the Greater Snow King Area.
Read the complete document and make your comments by September 26th.