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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 to 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 […]

Hike the Hill 2021: Kickoff

  Week One of Hike the Hill is in the books! by Andrea Ketchmark Every year, the North Country Trail Association joins hundreds of other trail advocates in Washington DC to advocate for trails, public lands and recreation. Although we weren’t able to travel to DC this year, our virtual Hike the Hill is in […]