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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)

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly

  • Denali Borough Assembly

  • Mat-Su Borough Assembly

  • Anchorage Assembly

  • City of Palmer

  • City of Seward

  • Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

  • Mat-Su Health Foundation

  • Explore Fairbanks

  • National Park Service

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

  • Girdwood Board of Supervisors

  • Latitude 61 Girdwood

  • Anchorage Park Foundation

  • Alaska Huts Association (AHA)

  • Alaska Trails

  • Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Interior Trails Quarterly

  • Fairbanks Cycle Club

  • Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks

  • Interior Trails Preservation Coalition

  • Skeetawk, Hatcher Alpine Xperience

  • Single Track Advocates, Anchorage

  • Alaska Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

  • Roadmap to a Vital and Safe Anchorage

© BLM Craig McCaa

Updated September 20, 2023

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