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Governor's Task Force on Outdoor Recreation

Then Governor Kate Brown directed the Office of Outdoor Recreation to form a temporary task force. Dubbed the “Task Force on the Outdoors,” the group will develop high-level recommendations on these topics:


  • Economic development of rural and urban areas to ensure equal access to the outdoors
  • Balancing improved access to the outdoors with environment and natural resource protection
  • Increasing outdoor participation, especially among youth and traditionally underserved communities.


Task force members are appointed by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, the body that also oversees Oregon State Parks. Members are selected from government agencies, businesses and nonprofits that have a stake in outdoor recreation.  

The task force has one year to research and prepare a report to the Office of the Governor. The report will detail recommended policies, legislation and initiatives to support the above topics. 

Final Report

Governor’s Task Force  on the Outdoors: 2020 Framework for Action

6th Meeting

January 23, 2020
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Willamette Heritage Center 
(Mission Mill)
The Dye Room
1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR

5th Meeting

November 15, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Running Y Ranch Resort
5500 Running Y Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

4th Meeting

October 2, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Gleason Room
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365

3rd Meeting

August 27, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Sunridge Inn & Conference Center
1 Sunridge Lane
Baker City, OR 97814

2nd Meeting

July 11, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
The Nature Conservancy
Vernier Community Room
821 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

1st Meeting

May 22, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Silver Falls Conference Center
20022 Silver Falls Hwy SE
Sublimity, OR 97385

Letter from Governor Kate Brown that established the Task Force on the Outdoors.