NGA OUTDOOR RECREATION LEARNING NETWORK

Advancing the outdoor economy and workforce, conservation and wellness

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About the Network

The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network helps governors and their outdoor recreation staff explore strategies to leverage their unique natural, cultural and historical resources to improve access to and help promote economic, social and environmental benefits.

Through peer-to-peer exchanges, research and dialogue, the network highlights how states can best advance outdoor recreation and explore issues related to conservation, stewardship, education, workforce training, economic development, infrastructure, equity, inclusion, public health and wellness.


Outdoor Recreation Learning Network – Annual Meeting 2021

The annual meeting discussed how states can advance outdoor recreation issues including economic recovery from COVID-19, developing partnerships to leverage limited public dollars, accessing federal economic development grants, promoting equal access to nature, and using data to support public investments.

Opportunities

Confluence Of States

Launched in 2018 by a bipartisan group of eight trailblazing states, the Confluence of States was established in recognition of the impact and importance of the outdoor recreation industry and to provide a central point of contact for the diverse businesses, communities and individual constituents that rely on the continued health of our nation’s outdoor recreation industry. The Confluence of States promotes and advances four pillars and 12 common principles of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords which represent a best practice for all states to consider.


Great Outdoors Month

REI Cooperative Action Network

  • Raise your voice in the movement to protect and share life outdoors.

National Park Trust – #MyParkMyWhy

  • Highlighting the importance of parks and outdoor spaces in our daily lives and why they are special.

State Outdoor Recreation Learning Network

  • States in the Learning Network
  • States in the Learning Network with an Office
  • States in the Learning Network with an Office and Confluence Signatory
  • * Maryland has a governor-established task force
  • The Confluence Signatories are states who have committed to the pillars and principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords. See links and details below.
  • 25 ORLN Members States
  • 17 Offices or Task Forces for Outdoor Recreation
  • 13 Signers to the Confluence Accords


NGA Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on state COVID-19 vaccine incentives developed to increase vaccination rates across the country. Please note that vaccination incentives are a ...
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Equipping the Outdoor Workforce of the Future: Collaborative Strategies for States and Outdoor Recreation Partners

Equipping the Outdoor Workforce of the Future: Collaborative Strategies for States and Outdoor Recreation Partners

This webinar showcases innovative and collaborative programs through the University of Colorado and Oregon State University to build the outdoor industry talent pipeline and facilitate state, industry, and academic collaboration ...
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Getting #VaxToNormal

Getting #VaxToNormal

Governors met with the White House to share best practices and innovations in improving access to COVID-19 vaccines, building confidence, and ensuring vaccine equity. by Brittney Roy On America’s road ...
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State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

A discussion of the 30x30 goal and detail how states can partner with non-profits to enhance land conservation and stewardship efforts that also provide recreational, economic and equity benefits. The ...
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Promoting Outdoor Recreation Through Health Policy

Promoting Outdoor Recreation Through Health Policy

Park Rx programs are being adopted by a small group of physicians all over the country who are prescribing the outdoors along with other medicines to help patients relieve stress, ...
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Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

As the nation’s economy looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, states are positioned to maximize the benefits from infrastructure investments. by Thomas Curtin, Program Director, Infrastructure As the nation ...
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Outdoor Recreation Learning Network - Annual Meeting 2021

Outdoor Recreation Learning Network – Annual Meeting 2021

The annual meeting will discuss how states can advance outdoor recreation issues including economic recovery from COVID-19, developing partnerships to leverage limited public dollars, accessing federal economic development grants, promoting ...
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State Initiatives for Small Business Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Crisis

State Initiatives for Small Business Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Crisis

This memo summarizes a variety of types of state small business initiatives launched or expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. (View/Download) Key Takeaways The state small business initiatives ...
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NGA OUTDOOR RECREATION LEARNING NETWORK

NGA OUTDOOR RECREATION LEARNING NETWORK

Helping governors and their outdoor recreation staff explore strategies to leverage their unique natural, cultural and historical resources to improve access to and help promote economic, social and environmental benefits ...
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Source Water Protection for Safe Drinking and Recreation: State Partnerships and Funding Opportunities with USDA

Source Water Protection for Safe Drinking and Recreation: State Partnerships and Funding Opportunities with USDA

Communities in every state depend on clean water for drinking and for outdoor recreation but state and local budgets normally used for water quality protection have been hard hit by ...
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Sponsors

The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network is supported by the following partners: