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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.


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. 

Meet the Director