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