Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB)

 

The primary purpose of the ORTAB is to advise the Director of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation on project funding for eligible outdoor recreation projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act and the National Recreation Trails Fund Act; to nominate, review and comment on trail and outdoor recreation projects during the public processes of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other agencies; and to help the division advocate the economic, health and social benefits of state trails and recreation access.

The Commissioner of DNR selected eight (8) members to represent ORTAB statewide. Appointed members are carefully selected based on experience and knowledge of trails and recreational access, as well as statewide interest in recreation issues, while providing for statewide representation. To qualify for Federal grants, membership may include statewide representation from non-motorized and motorized users of trails, minorities, trail users with disabilities and other recreation users.

Current Members and their general areas of representation



Seth Adams
Represents: Diversified Trail Users


Meghan McClain
Meghan McClain
Represents: Motorized Trail Users

Meghan is a life long Alaskan who has spent a lot of that time around dirt bikes, both a competitive motocross and recreational trail riding capacity. She served for 3 years on the Board of Directors of the Anchorage Racing Lions Motocross Club.



Jeff Budd
Jeff Budd
Represents: Non-motorized Trail Users

Jeff has lived in southeast Alaska for over thirty-four years; primarily calling Sitka home and 10 years in Ketchikan. He has traveled extensively throughout the state. His Alaskan activities have included paddling the Yukon (source to sea) and Stikine Rivers and handling dogs for Iditarod musher Lynda Plettner. Other outdoor adventures include a through-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, multiple cross-country bicycle tours, and a trip around the world in-an-attempt to visit the deepest canyon on each continent. Professionally, he has worked primarily in the non-profit sector and for over ten years, owned and operated a tour business with hiking, cycling, photography, and birding excursions. His current vocation/avocation is as a one person tour operator of Sitka in a 1973 Checker Marathon.



Mickey Todd
Mickey Todd
Represents: Motorized Trail Users

Mickey has lived in Homer since 1990. He was president for four years, and board member for ten years, of Snomads of Homer/Anchor Point. He is a staunch advocate for motorized recreation and avid snowmachine and PWC user.



Mike Reardon
Mike Rearden
Represents: Diversified Trail Users

Mike was born and raised in Alaska, mostly in rural areas, and is passionate about the outdoors, public lands, and reasonable access for all Alaskans and visitors.



Mike Sirofchuck
Mike Sirofchuck
Represents: Non-motorized Trail Users

Mike worked as an educator for thirty years and is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. He lives on Kodiak Island where he fly fishes, hunts, hikes, and stays inside to read when it's rainy and windy. He's served on the Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation committee when it wrote the Kodiak Road System Master Trails Plan; he has also volunteered for Kodiak State Parks and served several terms on the Kodiak State Parks Citizens Advisory Board.



Libby Kugel
Libby Kugel
Represents: Non-Motorized Trail Users

Libby is a life-long Alaskan who can often be found biking, running, or skiing with her adventure pup. She is currently the Communications Manager at Great Land Trust in Anchorage, and loves talking to people about their favorite trails.



Sally Andersen
Sally Andersen
Represents: Diversified Trail Users

Sally is a lifelong Alaskan, field biologist, and currently an owner of Arctic Wild, a wilderness guide service operating primarily in the Brooks Range. She and her family are snowbirds of a sort, living in Haines in the wintertime and Fairbanks in the summertime.


For questions or concerns regarding ORTAB, Please contact:

Darcy Harris
Alaska State Parks
550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone, (907) 269-8699
Fax, (907) 269-8907
E-mail, Darcy Harris

  ORTAB Applicant Questionnaire (Under Construction)
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ORTAB MEETING MINUTES

January 16, 2018
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January 11-12, 2017
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January 6-7, 2016
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October 7, 2015
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February 3-4, 2015
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January 28-29, 2014
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February 27/28, 2013
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July 18, 2012
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January 22, 2010
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January 16, 2009
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December 2, 2008
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February 11, 2008
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