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Testimony on the Arrowhead Re-route

The following is a transcript of Bruce’s testimony on the Arrowhead Re-route STATEMENT OF BRUCE E. MATTHEWS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL ASSOCIATION (NCTA), BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS CONCERNING H.R. 481: NORTH COUNTRY NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL ROUTE ADJUSTMENT ACT OF 2009. July 8, 2009 […]

NCT Volunteer Adventure in Pennsylvania

Hello Volunteer Adventurers and Friends, Our second annual North Country Trail Volunteer Adventure in Pennsylvania has come to an end and was successful thanks in part to you. Down in Slippery Rock Gorge, just south of Eckert Bridge in McConnell’s Mill State Park, I counted over 45 stone steps, a retaining wall, and a three […]

Blandin Paper Company (UPM) – 10 miles of new NCT

June 5, 2009 Duluth, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) have signed a binding agreement for the purchase of a working forest conservation easement to forever protect 187,277 acres of Northwoods forests, wetlands and shoreline currently owned by UPM. http://www.conservationfund.org/news/upper_mississippi_forest_lands_protected_forever This easement will help permanently protect lands […]

National Trails Day 2009 Recap

Many members, chapters and affiliates celebrated National Trails Day last Saturday along the length of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Thanks for helping the trails community share the great things that happen when people and hiking trails come together!Please share the highlights from your events in the comments section below. Photos of your event […]