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About OREC

OREC exists to unify and connect. Everyone agrees that outdoor recreation is a good thing. It’s good for the economy. It’s good for our health. It’s good for that X factor we call livability. But even within these simple statements, competing agendas and thorny issues emerge. OREC is here to connect with private industry, public landowners, advocacy groups, non-profits and the public for one purpose: to create a strong, unified approach to outdoor recreation policy and practices.

Mission:  

Coordinate the state’s outdoor recreation policy across agencies, between public and private sectors, and in cooperation with organizations that have a vested interest in seeing Oregon’s outdoor recreation reach its fullest potential in every corner of the state.

House Bill 3350 

The 2017 Oregon Legislature passed the bill that created the Office of Outdoor Recreation. 

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Meet the Director

Image of Cailin O'Brien-Feeney 

Cailin O’Brien-Feeney 

Cailin holds an Environmental Studies undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and an Environmental Science graduate degree from the University of Idaho.

He’s worked in the recreation field for 15 years, including stints with the U.S. Forest Service and as a river guide in Idaho, and has been the State and Local Policy Manager for the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) since 2015. The OIA is a national trade group, and under his leadership, O’Brien-Feeney worked with governors, legislators, and agencies across the country to improve access to outdoor recreation opportunities, encourage strategies that increase economic benefits, and promoted establishment of Offices of Outdoor Recreation in other states.

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