Offices of Outdoor Recreation Contact Information

Updated January 19, 2022

16 States have formed an Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC). America Outdoors hosted 5 State Directors at our Annual Conference in 2019 to help the industry understand how outfitters can work with the office Directors. Each state operates in their own way, but many offer education, grants, and opportunities to collaborate.

Some of the states listed below have joined together to form the Confluence of States to collaborate for the betterment of the outdoor industry. They have signed the Confluence Accords, which is a commitment to conservation & stewardship, education and training, economic development, and public health and wellness.

Take a moment to learn if your state has a director and remember, building meaningful connections and talking to these offices is the key to utilizing their resources. It is important to ensure that outfitters have a seat at the table. 

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  1. Colorado

Office Created 2015

Confluence of Accords Member

Interim Director : Conor Hall

Contact information: TBA (Office Contact Form)

  1. Maine

Office Created 2018   

Confluence of Accords Member

Director : Carolann Ouellette

Contact information: carolann.ouellette@maine.gov

  1. Maryland         

Office Created 2017

* Considered an Outdoor Recreation Commission

The commission is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and comprised of seventeen members appointed by the co-chairs with the approval of the governor.

  1. Michigan

Office Created 2019

Confluence of Accords Member

Director Name: Brad Garmon

Contact Information: DNR-Outdoor-Rec@michigan.gov

  1. Montana

Office Created 2017

Confluence of Accords Member

It appears that the office is not currently active.

  1. Nevada

Office Created late 2019

Confluence of Accords Member

Director:  Bradley Crowell (Director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)

Contact Information: 775-684-2700

  1. New Hampshire

Office Created 2019

Director: Scott Crowder

Contact Information: scott.m.crowder@livefree.nh.gov

  1. New Mexico

Office Created 2019

Confluence of Accords Member

Director : Axie Navas

Contact Information: alexandra.navas@state.nm.us

  1. North Carolina

Office Created 2017

Confluence of Accords Member

Director : Amy Allison

Contact Information: amy.allison@edpnc.com

  1. Oregon

Office Created 2017

Confluence of Accords Member

Director : Cailin O'Brien Feeney

Contact Information: Cailin.OBrienFeeney@oregon.gov

  1. Utah

First OREC office. Created 2013

Confluence of Accords Member

Director Name: Pitt Grewe

Contact Information: pgrewe@utah.gov

  1. Vermont

Office Created 2017

* Considered an Outdoor Rec Task Force

VOREC Chair- Commissioner Michael Snyder

Contact Information:  michael.snyder@vermont.gov 

  1. Virginia

Office Created 2019

Confluence of Accords Member

Director: Cassidy Rasnick (Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade)

Contact Information:  cassidy.rasnick@governor.virginia.gov

  1. Washington

Office Created 2015

Confluence of Accords Member

Contact :  Jon Snyder, Policy Advisor

Contact Information: jon.snyder@gov.wa.gov

  1. Wisconsin

Office Created 2019

Director : Mary Monroe Brown

Contact Information:  mmonroebrown@travelwisconsin.com​ 

  1. Wyoming

Office Created 2016

Confluence of Accords Member

Manager:  Chris Floyd

Contact Information:  (307) 777-6323

  1. Arkansas

Office Created 2021

Manager:  Leah DiPietro

Contact Information:  Leah.DiPietro@arkansas.gov 

  1. Minnesota

Office Created 2021

* Considered an Outdoor Rec Task Force

Contact Information:  mortf.dnr@state.mn.us

  1. Pennsylvania

Part of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Director: Nathan Reigner

 

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