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Arrowhead Reroute Update

Since legislation passed in 2019, officially giving the Arrowhead Reroute project of the NCNST in Minnesota the green light, NCTA staff, volunteers and partner organizations have been hard at work making it a reality. Matt Davis, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, recently provided an update on this exciting project that’s […]

Derrick Passe: Crew Leader Spotlight

  Derrick is a man who knows how to get things done, and his first brush with leadership came about nearly 30 years ago. He saw a volunteer recruitment flier for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and decided to sign up. He even checked that he would be a trip leader if they needed […]

Chippewa National Forest: Trail Section Highlight

The nearly 667,000-acre Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota currently hosts 61 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail. It also has a unique history. Following political advocacy by the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, concerned about the wholesale loss of forests in northern Minnesota, the Minnesota Forest Reserve was created in 1902 […]