These volunteers, who are expected to serve a three-year term, must be involved with a trails-oriented organization that represents one of the following trails-user groups:
- Environmental Groups
- Mountain Bike
- Trail Support Groups
- Users with Disabilities
Not only does the TAB advise DNR director Robert E. Carter Jr. on trails-related issues, the board’s existence meets a federal eligibility requirement that allows the state to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The fund source is a yearly portion of federal taxes on gasoline purchased by off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles. The state uses these funds to acquire and develop multi-use trails for both motorized and non-motorized use.
Nominations and letters of support indicating why a nominee best represents a particular trails-interest group will be accepted by the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation until Jan. 7, 2011.
To receive nomination instructions or learn more about the board, seewww.IN.gov/dnr/outdoor/ and click on “Indiana Trails Advisory Board, ” which is below the photos on the website.
Interested parties can also obtain the instructions and additional information by contacting David Cox at (317) 232-4067, dcox@dnr.IN.gov; or by mail or in person at DNR Outdoor Recreation, 402 W. Washington St. Room W271, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782.