Want to help the Alaska Long Trail become a reality?
If so, Alaska Trails asks people and organizations to send letters of support to the legislature by March 14. (The deadline was previously March 7.) Projects are being submitted to the Alaska Legislature for inclusion in the FY2023 capital budget.
The group has made it fairly easy. Check out this page where Alaska Trails explains about smaller projects to bring the trail into reality, talking points about the trail, and information on how to contact your legislators. Here is a sample letter I wrote. And here is a direct link to the “more info” link I referred to in the letter.
If you’re not sure who your legislators are, go to this link, scroll to the bottom and use the “Who Represents Me?” box.
WHAT IS THE ALASKA LONG TRAIL?
This project is envisioned as a multi-braided trail connecting Seward to Fairbanks. The project aims to incorporate many forms of trail transportation, including hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, ATVing, and snowmachining, as well as others. (Some of it can be done on rivers!) Parts of the trail are already in existence, but much still needs to be done, including trail connections and infrastructure, such as trailheads and bridges. Find out more here.