HRA received NCPH’s 2019 Excellence in Consulting Group Award for Commemoration and Collaboration: An Administrative History of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Written under contract to the National Park Service (NPS), the detailed, well-illustrated history covers a wide range of topics, including past commemorations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, plans to develop a Lewis and Clark Tourway, federal protection of Expedition-related sites, development of the National Trails System, creation of the category of National Historic Trail (NHT), establishment of Lewis and Clark NHT, development and protection of the trail through partnerships (federal, state, local, tribal, and private), construction of visitor centers, commemoration of the Expedition’s bicentennial, and reorganization and management of Lewis and Clark NHT following the bicentennial. Commemoration and Collaboration examines the challenges the NPS has faced in managing resources, partnerships, and interpretation along a trail that stretches over 3,700 miles and intersects with a variety of constituents whose interests are sometimes in conflict. The project team of Jackie Gonzales, Emily Greenwald, Kayla Blackman, Nick Kryloff, Dawn Vogel, and Jessi Frank completed the project in May 2018.

Commemoration and Collaboration is available on the National Park Service website: