PCTA Strategic Plan for 2014-2017

After months of hard work by the Pacific Crest Trail Association board, staff, volunteers and partners, we are proud to release our new Strategic Plan. We will use this document as a road map for the future of our work to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest Trail while strengthening the PCTA to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

The plan includes ambitious but doable objectives that will improve this recreation and wilderness conservation resource that we all know and love. It not only lays out what we hope to accomplish for the next several years, it provides clear methods for us to track and evaluate our progress.

In addition to day-to-day trail maintenance, we will tackle big issues, such as bringing private parcels that the PCT crosses into public ownership. The ideal of protecting today’s trail experience for future generations of hikers and equestrians will guide all of our work.

Through strong partnerships, honest relationships and integrity, we will ensure that the PCT is permanently protected, well maintained and effectively managed. And we will see that the PCTA is widely recognized as the trail’s champion and steward and that it has the resources to support this work.

Now it’s up to us. All of us. Thank you for the important role you will play in implementing this strategy for protecting the trail.


Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO
Barney Mann, Board Chair

The Tahoe Sierra.

Our Strategic Plan will guide our activities and focus our work for years to come.

Author: Liz Bergeron

Liz Bergeron has served as the Executive Director and CEO of the Pacific Crest Trail Association since 2001. When she’s not working diligently to protect, preserve and promote the PCT, you may find her taking long walks in her neighborhood, day hiking on a local trail or introducing new hikers to the PCT.