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Arrowhead Re-route Legislation Update!

With the start of the second session of the 113th Congress in January, we are looking for Rep. Rick Nolan (D, MN’s 8th District) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar to re-introduce identical bills as those introduced in the 112th Congress.  (Note: there is the strong possibility of the bill also including the NCT’s extension into Vermont language as well.)

Below is the full text of the legislation…


To amend the National Trails System Act to revise the route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota to include existing hiking trails along Lake Superior‘s north shore and in Superior National Forest and Chippewa National Forest, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


Section 5(a)(8) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)(8)) is amended—

(1) by striking “thirty-two hundred miles” and inserting “4,600 miles”; and

(2) by striking ” ‘Proposed North Country Trail Report‘, dated June 1975″ and inserting ” ‘North Country National Scenic Trail, Authorized Route’, dated February 16, 2005, and numbered 649/80,002.”

Here’s a link to the map (649/80,002) that is referenced.

Starting after reintroduction of the bills, the NCTA is aiming to obtain the support of our seven state’s entire Congressional delegation for this legislation (and also Vermont’s delegation too). See instructions below for how you can help.

How you can help!

  1. The first step is to download our Flyer to learn why the Arrowhead Re-route makes sense for Congress to authorize.
  2. Check this site often and/or visit and “Like” our Arrowhead Re-route Facebook page for the latest updates.
3. Help us spread the word by sharing this issue with your friends and family!

Take action!

  • Check back in spring-summer 2014 for additional specific steps you can take
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Tell your friends and family about this issue and encourage them to make contacts to help out the North Country Trail Association! Share this page with your friends via Facebook using the image above.  Here’s how…1) Click on the image, 2) Right click and then choose ‘Save image as,’ 3) Save it on your computer, 4) Upload the photo onto your Facebook page with this message “I support the North Country Trail’s Arrowhead Re-route!  Please visit http://northcountrytrail.org/get-involved/advocacy/arrowhead-re-route/and help out the nation’s longest hiking trail!”


To obtain more information or answers to any specific questions you may have about this issue, contact Matthew Davis at (701) 388-1883 /davis “at” northcountrytrail.org.

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