PACIFIC NW TRAIL: Volunteers needed for new trail council

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comJune 15, 2014 

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking volunteers to serve on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council.

The council, created by the National Trails System Act, provides recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture about matters relating to the administration and management of the Pacific Northwest Trail, specifically advising on trail uses, establishing a trail corridor and prioritizing future projects.

Designated by Congress as a national scenic trail in 2009, the Pacific Northwest Trail stretches 1,200 miles across Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Candidates should have a desire to perpetuate and protect the characteristics and values of the trail, while considering other public interests along the trail corridor. Members will serve a two-year term and may serve consecutive terms.

The first council meeting is tentatively scheduled for April. The council will meet approximately twice a year for three years.

For more information on eligibility and applying, visit, or contact Matt McGrath, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail program manager at 425-783-6199 or

Nominations must be received by Sept. 30.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,

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