Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for two open positions

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation invites interested parties with special knowledge, experience and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs, to apply for two vacant seats on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board. According to a news release, the open positions would represent Alaskans from the Southeast and Copper River/ Mat-Su regions.


Letters of interest, including a questionnaire found on the Alaska State Trails Program website, and resumes are currently being accepted from applicants that would like to represent residents from the aforementioned regions.

The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in the evaluation of grant proposals for the Recreational Trail Grant and Land and Water Conservation Fund programs. ORTAB members may also be asked for advice on other subjects, such as the review of proposals for State Park land acquisitions.

To be considered for appointment on the board, submit a resume, completed questionnaire ( can be found at dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/ortaboard.htm), and a letter that describes the applicant’s professional background and recreational interests, to the State Trails Program Coordinator, Darcy Harris, by email (darcy.harris@alaska.gov) or fax 907-269-8907, by Oct. 21.

The board is looking for individuals that represent the regional character of the areas mentioned.

Once appointed, these positions will last for a term of three years. The board meets approximately two times per year or as needed. Additional information regarding ORTAB and the Recreational Trail Grant program can be found at www.alaskastatetrails.org.


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