[Cdt-l] Anyone need a job?

Sly slyatpct at aol.com
Mon Apr 7 15:02:20 CDT 2008

I just received this from the CDTA....

The Board of Directors of the Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) 
has decided to accept with regret the resignation of our Co- Executive 
Directors, Bruce and Paula Ward, effective April 4, 2008.  At the 
request of the Board of Directors, and with the agreement of the Wards, 
the Wards will remain consultants to the CDTA during a transition period.

The Board of Directors is deeply appreciative of Bruce and Paula's many 
years of service to CDTA and we look forward to their continuing 
involvement in the National and Colorado trail community.  As founding 
directors of the CDTA, Bruce and Paula have been extraordinary leaders 
in the development and growth of the organization and in the 
construction of the nation's King of Trails. 


Bruce and Paula have served CDTA with distinction and extraordinary 
energy for the last 13 years.  They have been tireless in their 
partnership efforts with public land managers in managing the 
construction of the Continental Divide Trail, a 3,100-mile long 
non-motorized public backcountry trail from Canada to Mexico.  Their 
commitment and drive has inspired nearly 10,000 volunteers from across 
America to help plan, construct and maintain the Trail.  They have been 
directly responsible for building the CDTA organization, hiring and 
training a tremendous staff and developing important youth and other 
volunteer programs to help sustain the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 
the future.  Their passion for CDTA, our mission and the Trail remains 


Among their long list of accomplishments:  

          o Created a strategic completion plan outlining the needs,
            costs and methods to complete the Trail
          o Coordinated two end-to-end surveys of the entire 3,100 mile
            Trail to document the status and nationally significant
            features critical to the Trail with the assistance of one
            thousand volunteers, federal land managers and dozens of
            corporate supporters
          o Created a CDT specific youth corps program to engage young
            people in conservation
          o Developed a nationally acclaimed volunteer program on the CDT
          o Secured $23 million in support for the Trail from generous
            sources including Fausel Foundation, REI, Coleman, Woolrich,
            Vasque, Outside Magazine, Quabaug/Vibram, National Forest
            Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and thousands of
            individual donors, members and volunteers
          o Developed bi-partisan support from legislators at the local,
            state and federal levels
          o United thousands of diverse stakeholders by building
            mutually beneficial relationships and gave meaning to the
            term "The Trail Unites Us"
          o Established and maintained the vision for a non-motorized Trail
          o Recognized with numerous national and regional awards for
            their work on the Trail, including Take Pride in America
            National Non-profit award
          o Increased national awareness and support through thousands
            of articles, documentaries and presentations across the country 

The Board will appoint a search committee for the Wards' replacement at 
its May 16, 2008 Board meeting.  A formal announcement of the position 
is expected to be posted after that date.  


Rebecca W. Watson, Chair

Continental Divide Trail Alliance

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://mailman.backcountry.net/pipermail/cdt-l/attachments/20080407/bcb3cba4/attachment.html 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 16349 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://mailman.backcountry.net/pipermail/cdt-l/attachments/20080407/bcb3cba4/attachment.jpe 

More information about the Cdt-l mailing list