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About FWP > Boards, Councils & Committeees State Trails Advisory Committee

About the State Trails Advisory Committee

The State Trails Advisory Committee advises FWP on trail issues in Montana relating to the funding, provision of, development, renovation, maintenance, management, usage and promotion of recreational trails in an environmentally responsible manner on city, county, state, federal and private lands.

2021 Meeting Info

Next Meeting

For more information about the next meeting, email Carissa Beckwith, Recreational Trails Program Manager.

Committee Members

Current Members:

Big Fork

Mark Smolen
P.O. Box 1809
Big Fork, MT 59911
(406) 407-0301
Term ends: June 1, 2024


Brian Smith, Technical Advisor
Bureau of Land Management
5001 South Gate Drive
Billings, MT 59107
(406) 896-5065
Term ends: N/A


Samantha Erpenbach, Technical Advisor
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-5898
Term ends: N/A

Ryan Hammon, Technical Advisor
Federal Highway Administration
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602
(406) 441-3910
Term ends: N/A

Sheila Ludlow, Technical Advisor, Interim
Montana Department of Transportation
2710 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-9193
Term ends: N/A

Jessic Hoag, Technical Advisor
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
1539 11th Avenue
Helena, MT  59620
(406) 444-5760
Term ends: N/A

Karen Grosulak-McCord, Technical Advisor
Department of Transportation
2960 Prospect Avenue
P.O. Box 201001
Helena, MT 59620-1001
(406) 444-9273
Term ends: N/A

Alice Santos
1060 Sonoma Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 439-8693
Term ends: June 1, 2024

Governor’s Office of Community Service
P.O. Box 200801
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 444-1718
Term ends: N/A


Kent Wellner, Technical Advisor
U.S. Forest Service
P.O. Box 7669
Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 329-3150
Term ends: N/A


Nicole Stickney, Technical Advisor
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
P.O. Box 164
Olney, MT 59927

(406) 881-2666
Term ends: N/A


Robert Long
104 5th Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-5679
Term ends: June 1, 2024