Nominations sought for Trails Advisory Board

Last Updated on December 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

The DNR is seeking nominations for five openings on the state’s Trails Advisory Board (TAB).

The openings are for representatives of the following trail-user groups: all-terrain vehicles, equestrians, four-wheel drive users, pedestrians and snowmobile users. Nominees should be involved with a local or statewide trails-oriented organization in one of those user groups.

Board members are expected to serve a three-year term starting March 1 and attend quarterly meetings. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of March, September and December, and the last Thursday in June. All meetings start at 3 p.m., and locations vary throughout the state.

The 15-member voluntary TAB advises DNR director Cameron F. Clark on trails-related issues. Members are also encouraged to report any news from their user groups to the board and share pertinent trail information with their constituents.

Nominations will be accepted by the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation from Nov. 30 through Dec. 31.

Having a TAB is required for Indiana to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The state distributes $1.2 million in RTP funding to acquire and develop multi-use trails for both motorized and non-motorized use.

More information about the Indiana Trails Advisory Board and nomination instructions are at dnr.IN.gov/outdoor/4094.htm.

For more information, contact Amy Marisavljevic at amarisavljevic@dnr.IN.gov, or (317) 232-4067; or mail to DNR Outdoor Recreation, 402 W. Washington St. Room W271, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources