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Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council

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 Council Members

 

  • Congressional District 1: James Thayer - 2nd term, expires November 2019
  • Congressional District 2: Joe Kresse - 1st term, expires November 2021
  • Congressional District 3: Robert Spurlock - 1st term, expires November 2019
  • Congressional District 4: Rod Sell - 2nd term, expires November 2019
  • Congressional District 5: Del Scharffenberg - 1st term, expires November 2021
  • Coastal Representative: Lauralee Svendsgaard (Lincoln County) - 2nd term, expires November 2019
  • Coastal Representative: Skyler Archibald (Clatsop County) - 1st term, expires September 2022

 

Interested in joining ORTAC? Please review and fill out the following forms:

Position Description (PDF)

2018 ORTAC Interest Form (PDF)

 

Submit the form to:

Jodi Bellefeuille - RTP Grant Program Coordinator

jodi.bellefeuille@oregon.gov

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Meeting Schedule and Minutes

The Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council meets quarterly each year to share information with local trail supporters. This information can include upcoming grant opportunities, SCORP and Statewide Trails Plan updates, and information about other trails related initiatives from around the state.

 

Meetings

 

​January 10, 2018 ​Cascade Locks - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM ​Agenda
​May 4, 2018 ​Klamath Falls - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Agenda
​July 20, 2018 ​Tillamook - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Agenda
​October 4, 2018 ​Bend - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ​Agenda
 

 

Minutes

2018

January

May

July

October

 

2017

January

April

July

October

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The Doug Newman Award

The Doug Newman Memorial Award is a tribute to Doug Newman, recognizing an Oregonian whose efforts have inspired, benefited, and contributed to the trails and trail users of Oregon. This award allows for the opportunity to acknowledge invididuals, organizations, agencies and businsesses that have made outstanding contributions that promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of Oregon's non-motorized trails.

 

2018 Doug Newman Award Nominations

2018 Application Materials (PDF)

 

Previous Doug Newman Award Recipients

Doug Newman Award Winners (PDF)

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