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Montana State Parks has asked for more participation
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Montana State Parks, a division of
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, is
seeking diversified trail users to serve
on two different trails advisory committees.
The Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory
Committee advises the agency on the
annual OHV Trails Program funds
and trail-related concerns.
The State Trails Advisory Committee
advises the agency on the disbursement
of federal Recreational Trails
Program grant funds, discusses
recreational trails issues and provides
recommendations and solutions
regarding trail-related concerns. The
funding is granted primarily to local
Montana communities and organizations
involved with trail improvement
and maintenance efforts
Montana State Parks is seeking two
new Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory
Committee members for three-year
terms, and four new State Trails
Advisory Committee members for
three-year terms.
“In both cases, we are seeking new
committee members with broad recreational
trail backgrounds to ensure
that the interests represented by the
committee members are balanced and
include a range of perspectives,” said
Beth Shumate, Montana State Parks’
Trails Coordinator.
Volunteers serve three-year terms
and meet for one day, two to three
times per year. Members are reimbursed
for travel expenses. The State
Trails Advisory Committee is made
up of 10 committee members; the
Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory
Committee is made up of five members.
All new committee members are
appointed by the State Parks Administrator.
Applications must be received by
5 p.m., Sept. 2. To apply to either
committee, send a letter or email that
includes the following:
Your name, address, telephone
number and email address; a description
of the trail activities in which
you participate and how often; your
involvement with trail projects and
programs; the trail organizations to
which you belong; other talents and
experience you would bring to the
committee; your philosophy and perspectives
regarding recreational trails
use; which committee you would like
to serve on.
Mail applications to: Trails Advisory
Committees, Montana State Parks,
Recreation Bureau, P.O. Box 200701,
Helena, MT 59620-0701 or bshumate@

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