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Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB) Vacancy Announcement


(Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation invites interested parties to apply for two (2) vacant seats on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB). Letters of interest and resumes are currently being accepted from applicants that would like to represent the greater Mat-Su Valley and Copper River Basin Area (1 seat) and the Western Region of Alaska (1 seat).

The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in the evaluation of grant proposals for the Recreational Trails Grant and Land and Water Conservation Fund programs. ORTAB members may also be asked for advice on other subjects, which may include the review of proposals for State Park land acquisitions. The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking individuals with special knowledge, experience, and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs.

If you would like to be considered for appointment on the ORTAB, please submit a resume and a letter that describes your professional background and recreational interests.  With your submission, please include the user group(s) you would like to represent. For example: backpackers, mountain bikers, ATV riders, horseback riders, dog mushers, snowmobilers, etc.  Once appointed these positions will last for a term of three years.  The Board consists of nine members and meets approximately 1-2 times per year.

If interested, please respond to Bill Luck, State Trails Coordinator as soon as possible. Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to Bill by email (bill.luck@alaska.gov) or by fax at (907) 269-8907.

Additional information regarding ORTAB and the Recreational Trail Grant program can be found at www.alaskastatetrails.org.

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