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State Budget Funding for the Alaska Long Trail

The state legislature passed their version of the FY'25 state capital budget on May 15th, and it is now on the way to Governor Dunleavy for his approval. The Alaska Long Trail Coalition is excited about the $3.7 million in the budget for nine Alaska Long Trail projects in the Anchorage area.

Use these talking points to draft your letter, expressing support for specific projects in your area.


See this Op-Ed in the Anchorage Daily News from May 24th, 2024: 

OPINION: Outdoor recreation funding will benefit Alaska - Anchorage Daily News (



Updated May 24, 2024

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Credit: Bob Wick, BLM

Alaska Trails and the coalition of partners have worked on securing funding for the Alaska Long Trail through the state capital budget since 2021. We are thrilled to see the results of this work! 

3 projects were funded for work in Chugach State Park. Alaska Trails is the recipient for all three projects. Total of $1.434M.

7 projects were funded in the Anchorage area. Recipients were Chugach State Park, Muni of Anchorage (Girdwood Parks and Rec), and Anchorage Park Foundation. Total of $4.22M.

We are grateful to the state legislature and Governor Dunleavy for supporting these projects and recognizing the value of the Alaska Long Trail project for the Alaskan economy and communities.

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