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    Colorado State Parks Seeks Applications for State Trails

    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking applications for a State Trails Committee member to represent District 3, which includes the metropolitan areas of Pueblo and Grand Junction encompassing Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, La Plata, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel counties and most of Otero County.

    The nine State Trails Committee members are volunteers, one from each of Colorado’s Congressional Districts, one at-large representative and one GOCO representative. They serve four-year terms and may be reappointed to a second, four-year term. Members represent a wide variety of trail interests, (motorized and non-motorized) with the goal of working cooperatively for trails and greenways throughout the state.

    The role of the State Trails Committee is to:

    • Advise Colorado State Parks’ State Trails Program on strategic and policy issues.
    • Review trail grant procedures and funding programs.
    • Provide a liaison with trail user groups.
    • Help plan and participate in the Colorado Trails Symposium and other events.

    To apply, visit

    The deadline for applications is the end of business on Friday, July 29, 2011. Questions related to this request may be sent to the State Trails Program at the email address provided above.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit

    Deb Frazier, (303) 866-3203 ext. 4342, [email protected]

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