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The SHTA seeks a new Trail Stewardship Director

The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) is hiring a Trail Stewardship Director. Position Summary The Trail Stewardship Director is referred to as the swiss army knives of positions — there are many components, some you use more frequently than others, but all are important when managing and maintaining the Trail. The Trail Stewardship Director is […]

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Lutsen Mountains Ski Area Expansion Project and the SHTA’s Position Statement

In April of 2020, SHTA submitted a proposed reroute of the SHT and formal comment to USFS (see attached April 2020 Public Comment). In summary, the SHTA requested that the project not move forward until an acceptable route could be identified and approved, and that an agreement between the SHTA, Lutsen Mountains, and the U.S. […]

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SHTA Seeks Volunteer and Education Coordinator

9/21/21 The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) is adding a full-time Volunteer and Education Coordinator to our team. The Volunteer and Education Coordinator is the perfect opportunity for an energetic and community-oriented individual who not only understands the mechanics of volunteer management but enjoys sharing the importance of Leave No Trace principles. The Volunteer and […]

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Tom Peterson, “That section of trail we built last week is the best one yet!”

A Tribute to Tom Peterson The Superior Hiking Trail has lost its “father.” Often touted as the father of the SHT, Tom Peterson passed away on June 14th, 2021. I remember Tom as the always enthusiastic on-the-ground route finder and trail building coordinator for the first six years of the Superior Hiking Trail. He grew […]

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Trail trainings coming this summer!

Resilient trails react to and interpret the landscapes through which they pass.  Trail stewardship asks us to see and assess how the trail is functioning not through our eyes, but through the Trails eyes. How do we sustain these gifts of the Trail? In 2018, the SHTA launched the Trail Renewal Program, a strategic effort […]

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