The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network helps governors and their staffs explore strategies to leverage their unique natural, cultural and historical resources 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, public health, equity, and wellness. The network is guided by gubernatorial-appointed state outdoor recreation directors.
Governors Support the Outdoors
Network Launches at NGA Summer Meeting: Governors Phil Scott of Vermont, Kate Brown of Oregon, Gary Herbert of Utah, Steve Bullock of Montana, Steve Sisolak of Nevada and Janet Mills of Maine helped to kick off the NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- States with offices of outdoor recreation
- States with outdoor recreation task forces
Confluence Of States
Launched in 2018 by a bi-partisan 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’ promote and advance four pillars and twelve common principles of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords which represent a best practice for all states to consider.Explore More