Applicants sought for Mat-Su/Copper Basin Area State Parks Citizens Advisory Board
(Wasilla, AK) – Alaska State Parks is currently recruiting to fill up to six vacant seats on the Mat-Su/Copper Basin Area State Parks Citizens Advisory Board. The board provides input on state park activities in 24 park units from the Copper Basin to Denali State Park, as well as the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Independence Mine State Historical Park and the East Hatcher Pass Management Area.
State park advisory boards are the primary method that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. They provide a forum for the collection and expression of opinions and recommendations on matters relating to state parks and outdoor recreation; promote communication among the general public, other government agencies, and the administrators of state parks; inquire into matters of community interest relating to state parks and outdoor recreation; and make recommendations to the Director of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation on management issues.
Current topics of significance are the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Management Plan revisions, the Denali State Park Trails Plan and South Denali Project developments. Representation is most needed from the upper Susitna River Valley area (Trapper Creek/Talkeetna).
To apply for a position on the 12-member board, please go to the advisory board website at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/boards.htm. Applications can be submitted at any time but must be received by Sept. 30 to be considered at the Oct. 8 advisory board meeting.
For more information, please contact Park Superintendent Wayne Biessel at the Mat-Su/Copper Basin Area state park office at 907-745-8935.