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The Committee oversees all of Colorado’s motorized and non-motorized trail grant application review processes— not just the RTP.
Colorado’s State Recreational Trails Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission. The Committee oversees all of Colorado’s motorized and non-motorized trail grant application review processes— not just the RTP. It also coordinates trail development among local governments. The Committee is the Commission’s principal liaison with trail user groups in Colorado.
The Committee has fostered many partnerships, including formal agreements with federal, state and local agencies, nonprofits, and volunteer organizations, to promote trails recreation in Colorado. In addition, the Committee has made the funding of Colorado’s Youth Corps an important priority of the trails program.
At all Committee meetings— and they meet at least four times year— the public and trails interest groups are invited to attend and participate. Of all the trails project funding sources administered by the Commission and the Committee, RTP funds are considered to be among the most flexible in terms of their allocation and administration and, therefore, among the most valuable.
The CRT received a large number of letters from federal and local agencies as well as private-sector groups in support of the Colorado State Recreational Trails Committee. To quote from one particularly eloquent letter:
“Their tireless work to keep and maintain both non-motorized and motorized trails has been and will continue to be the envy of most Western States. From motorized trails on public lands to greenway trails they have excelled and confidently balanced the impossible task of keeping the varied and often combative trails groups on the same page. . . I know of no one more worthy.”
Colorado State Parks trails program: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/TrailsCommittee.aspx