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Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC)

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) was established in 1971 as part of the Oregon Recreation Trails System Act.  The impetus of the act was to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding resident and tourist population and to promote public access to the outdoor gems of Oregon. 
ORTAC consists of seven members, at least one from each congressional district and not less than two members from separate counties bordering upon the ocean shore.  Members of the Council are appointed by the OPRD commission, serve at the pleasure of the Commission for four-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.

ORTAC is advisory to the Commission and the Department on subjects related to non-motorized recreational trails.  They advise on the development of trails and the Statewide Trails Plan to ensure trails are established both near the urban areas of this state and to the highly scenic areas more remotely located. 
ORTAC designates state significant trails to highlight the best urban and scenic trails in Oregon. Members of the Council may serve on a variety of other OPRD committees responsible for reviewing grant-funding proposals and developing statewide plans.


ORTAC is seeking nominees for recognition at the Doug Newman Awards event.  This is an opportunity to bring acknowledgement and appreciation to individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that, through their hard work, integrity and social responsibility, have made outstanding contributions that promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of trails in Oregon.

Nominees are sought for notable achievements in three categories: 
Lifetime Volunteering Achievement Award
Lifetime Professional Achievement Award
Merit Award (Kids & Trails). 

2017 Doug Newman Award Nomination Materials

The following is a TENTATIVE list of the upcoming quarterly meetings:
January 27     Coos Bay
April 21           Newberg
July 21            Astoria
October 26    Bend, 9am - noon
                       Riverhouse on the Deschutes
                       3075 N. Business 97

January    Agenda & Minutes
April         Agenda & Minutes
July          Agenda & Minutes
October   Agenda & Minutes
February   Agenda & Minutes
July           Agenda & Minutes
October    Agenda & Minutes


Interested in joining ORTAC? Fill out the following form and send it to:

OPRD contact:
David L. Stipe, Planning + Design Manager


2017 ORTAC Interest Form