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 Roundtable re-opening strategy
- Campendium – Open and closed state parks due to COVID-19
- Recreate Responsibly Coalition
- Outdoor Recreation Roundtable COVID-19 Response Page
- CDC: Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineer: COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
- National Association of State Park Directors: Find a Park
- National Park Service: COVID-19 Response
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
- Governor Appointed Outdoor Recreation Task Force
- * 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
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.Explore More