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NCTA Joins Michigan DNR’s Forest Management Advisory Committee

  For quite some time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been wanting a “trails” voice on their Forest Management Advisory Committee (FMAC). Now, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for Michigan, Kenny Wawsczyk, is one of those voices. The FMAC helps the DNR “balance environmental, social and economic issues in managing Michigan’s forest resources.” The […]

Hike the Hill 2021: Congressional Outreach

  The final week of Hike the Hill was a busy one! by Andrea Ketchmark We kicked off the week with a meeting with the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen┬áto discuss the new 10 Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge. Trail advocates met with the House and Senate Natural Resources Committee, as well […]

Hike the Hill 2021: National Trail Leadership

  A big part of Hike the Hill is demonstrating how nonprofit partners contribute to the system in our cooperative management structure. by Andrea Ketchmark The National Trails System Act, designated in 1968, was unique in that it not only established the National Trails System and mechanisms for trail designation, but it also called for […]