Adopter Handbook for North County Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail facilitates trail maintenance through a system of Trail Adopters who take responsibility for sections of trail. The NCTA Adopter Handbook notes that “A good trail experience is what gains support for the trail and ultimately increases membership.” The Handbook details standards for signs, blazes, tread, bridges, and campsites.

by North Country Trail Association

Attached document published June 2010

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The day-to-day operations of the North Country Trail Association provide valuable administrative, planning, and volunteer resources to build, maintain, protect and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail. Guided by a Board of Directors who set policy and program direction and provide fiduciary oversight, staff members provide direct support to Chapter volunteers so they can more effectively and safely accomplish their work.

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