Volunteer Guide to Trail Protection

As we forge ahead building new trail each year, particularly on private land, how will we make sure the trail and the surrounding area are enjoyed into future generations?

by North Country National Scenic Trail

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From bird watching to backpacking the North Country National Scenic Trail provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy many rewarding experiences as it winds it's way across seven northern states. Connecting a host of natural, historic, and cultutal areas from valleys to hilltops, cities to small towns, and everything in between. There is something for everyone to enjoy in each changing season!

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Activating the Trail Community in Conservation Issues

Mar 23, 2023

This webinar will explore ways to empower and activate trail users on your local trails.

Connecting Across the Continent

Feb 3, 2022

This webinar will introduce the Connecting Across the Continent Report, demonstrating how the CDT and the National Trails System can provide a path forward for reaching aspirational conservation goals like protecting 30% of lands and water by 2030, strengthening consultation with and increasing equity for underserved communities, and elevating locally-led climate solutions.

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