Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee Membership Application


Seeking Applicants for the Minnesota Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee
Your experience, passion and advocacy for Minnesota parks and trails can help to advise and guide agencies in their efforts to provide welcoming, engaging, accessible, rewarding and sustainable outdoor recreation experiences for everyone.

The coordinating partners of the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund, which includes the Metropolitan Council, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, seek qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. The mission of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee is to “champion the 25-year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan by providing recommendations to enhance promotion, coordination, and accountability throughout implementation of the plan.”

Among the expertise and perspectives desired for committee members are backgrounds in youth programs, natural resources, outdoor skills building, education, park and trail accessibility, resource management, marketing, new technology, tourism, and business, all with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Terms are two years with the option of being re-appointed for a maximum of three terms. The committee meets every two months at park and trail facilities around the state. Although there is an option to attend remotely, committee members are strongly encouraged to attend meetings in person, as past and current members note that in-person attendance results in more effective committee meetings. Meetings typically include tours of state and regional parks and trails and provide members with the opportunities to experience the impact of projects and programs supported by the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund.

Please complete and submit the online application at the following link:
MN Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee Application_2023

Applications can also be printed here.

Completed printed applications should be mailed to:
Lars Erdahl, Legacy Program Consultant
Department of Natural Resources, Box 39
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

Applications are due by September 22, 2023
For questions, contact Lars Erdahl at (or by telephone at 651-259-5328).

Thanks for your interest in serving on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee!