Tag Archives: advocacy

Jaron Cramer

The Next Generation of Advocacy

“As a member of the NCTA Next Generation Coalition, I’m excited to see fellow Coalition members joining NCTA staff and board members to make the trip to Washington D.C. for the Hike the Hill event.” Jaron Cramer is also the Development and Communications Director for the Superior Hiking Trail Association.   “This event is an […]

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News from New Executive Director Andrea Ketchmark

by Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association Hello North Country Trail Enthusiasts! I could not be more excited to step into the position of Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association. As Director of Trail Development, I’ve spent the past eight years working with our volunteers and partners across the […]

NCTA’s trail management staff attend the National Scenic Trails Workshop

Fun in the sun: The National Scenic Trails Workshop and NCT Trail Management Staff Meeting in Pensacola, Florida November 13-18 by Andrea Ketchmark In the last 49 years since the 1968 passage of the National Trails System Act, only 30 National Scenic and Historic Trails have been designated by Congress. The purpose of these trails are to […]

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Hike the Hill 2016

“Hike the Hill” is when the national trails community annually descends on Washington DC for meetings with federal agency partners and Members of Congress. Here are some highlights from this year’s Hike The Hill for the North Country National Scenic Trail and NCTA: With the 2016 “Hike the Hill” in the rearview mirror….. Was it […]

11 Interesting Things about Trail Advocacy

by Bruce Matthews, Executive Director Advocacy, or “lobbying” to some, is the art of persuasively educating elected representatives about issues and legislation of concern.  Advocacy is typically done in hopes the officials then vote or act appropriately.  It is part of my job at North Country Trail Association to help build relationships with these Members […]

Arrowhead Re-route bill to get a hearing in U.S. Senate

On March 17th, the Arrowhead Re-route bill will be discussed in a hearing of the Senate’s Energy & Natural Resources Committee’s National Parks subcomittee.   The bill’s (S. 553) official title is “The North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act of 2009” was introduced on 3-9-09 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  Al Franken, Minnesota’s junior […]