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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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.

For questions or concerns regarding ORTAB, Please contact:

Ricky Gease, Parks Director
Alaska State Parks
550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone, (907) 269-8699
Fax, (907) 269-8907


ORTAB Applicant Questionnaire
State Ethics Video
Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board Directory

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB) Recruiting New Members!

Application Deadline – November 30, 2021

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking multiple candidates to fill two (2) volunteer positions, representing Motorized trail users, for the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB). Applicants should have knowledge, experience, and interest in outdoor recreational activities and grant-funded programs. This is a Commissioner-appointed position with a three-year term, and the board meets a minimum of twice per year.

The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in evaluating grant proposals for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since 2000, these programs have invested over 30 million dollars in trail projects throughout the state, creating critical and sustainable infrastructure while supporting private sector jobs throughout Alaska. Because ORTAB members carry a wide array of trail and public land user experiences, they are occasionally asked for additional advice on other outdoor recreation related subjects.

Anyone interested in serving on the ORTAB should submit the following:
- a letter of interest
- brief resume
- completed ORTAB Applicant Questionnaire

The documents should be submitted to the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at Parks.RTPGrantApp@alaska.gov. The last day to submit applications is November 30, 2021.

If you know anyone who supports trails, works well in a collaborative environment, and has knowledge or experience with trails, please encourage them to apply.

ORTAB MEETING MINUTES

June 22, 2021
Agenda
Minutes

February 2-3, 2021
Agenda
Minutes

January 22-23, 2020
Agenda
Minutes

January 22-23, 2019
Agenda
Minutes

January 16, 2018
Agenda
Minutes

January 11-12, 2017
Agenda
Minutes

January 6-7, 2016
Agenda
Minutes

October 7, 2015
Agenda
Minutes

February 3-4, 2015
Agenda
Minutes

January 28-29, 2014
Agenda
Minutes

February 27/28, 2013
Agenda
Minutes

July 18, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

January 22, 2010
Agenda
Minutes

January 16, 2009
Agenda
Minutes

December 2, 2008
Agenda
Minutes

February 11, 2008
Agenda
Minutes

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907