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Recruitment open for Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council, Congressional District 2

March 17, 2016

Would you like to have a say on designating state trails for hiking, mountain biking, paddling and other non-motorized uses? The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking to establish a list of candidates to serve on the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) for Congressional District 2, which encompasses all counties east of the Cascades, all of Jackson County and a portion of Josephine County.

The seven-member council must have at least one member from each congressional district and no fewer than two members from separate counties bordering upon the ocean shore. Members of the council are appointed by the OPRD commission, serve four-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.

The council advises the commission and the department on subjects related to non-motorized recreational trails, which includes trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing as well as water trails for non-motorized boating. ORTAC holds four meeting per year in all regions of the state. Members review applications and recommend state designation of significant trails. Members of the council may serve on a variety of other OPRD committees responsible for reviewing grant-funding proposals and developing statewide plans.

Those interested in serving must submit an ORTAC Interest Form by April 30, 2016. For information or to obtain an interest form, go to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Trail_Programs_Services/Pages/Advisory-Committees.aspx or contact Rocky Houston at 503-986-0750.