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Funding for the Alaska Long Trail

Since 2020, Alaska Trails and its coalition of partners have been identifying and advocating for key Alaska Long Trail shovel-ready or planning-ready projects along the length of the trail. Partners and parties consulted included: numerous cities and boroughs; Alaska DNR (Divisions of Parks and Outdoor Recreation; Forestry; and Land, Mining & Water); Alaska DOT; Alaska Department of Fish & Game; US Forest Service (Chugach National Forest); Denali National Park; NPS Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA); Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KTMTA); representatives of regional tourism marketing organizations and individual tourism businesses; non-profit regional trails organizations; user groups and individual trail users. 

Resolutions of Support

Numerous organizations, agencies, local governments, and individuals expressed support for the Alaska Long Trail in the past two years. Here is the list of organizations, agencies, and local governments that have sent letters of support, passed resolutions, and provided direct testimony at legislative meetings.

  • Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)

  • National Park Service

  • Alaska Huts Association (AHA)

  • Alaska Trails

  • Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Alaska Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

  • Mountaineering Club of Alaska

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly

  • Denali Borough Assembly

  • Explore Fairbanks

  • Interior Trails Quarterly

  • Fairbanks Cycle Club

  • Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks

  • Interior Trails Preservation Coalition

  • Mat-Su Borough Assembly

  • City of Palmer

  • Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

  • Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce

  • Friends of State Parks - Mat-Su

  • Mat-Su Ski Club

  • Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers (VMBaH)

  • Mat-Su Health Foundation

  • Skeetawk, Hatcher Alpine Xperience

  • Alaska State Parks - Mat-Su/Copper Basin Regional Office

  • Anchorage Assembly

  • Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board

  • Eklutna Valley Community Council

  • Eagle River Valley Community Council

  • Anchorage Ski Club

  • Girdwood Board of Supervisors

  • Latitude 61 Girdwood

  • Anchorage Park Foundation

  • Single Track Advocates, Anchorage

  • Roadmap to a Vital and Safe Anchorage

  • Anchorage Trails 

  • City of Seward

  • Kenai Mountains – Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA)

  • Kenai Back Country Horsemen

© BLM Craig McCaa

Updated September 20, 2023

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