Partners Outdoors

Secretary Zinke Addresses Partners Outdoors 2017

Watch Secretary Zinke Address Partners Outdoors 2017

RECx 2017 Videos

RECx 2017 Videos

RECx: Great Ideas for the Great Outdoors is a showcase for great ideas about outdoor recreation presented in brief TED-like talks that took place on Wednesday, May 31. The presentations focused on pitching a new idea or telling a success story that demonstrates how outdoor recreation experiences, opportunities and resources can be improved. Presentation topics included: innovative partnerships and programs; enhancing visitor experiences; engaging people – especially children – in the Great Outdoors; and using technology to create and protect recreation resources.

Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit Videos

2017 Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit Videos

The Annual Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit (Day 2 of Partners Outdoors 2017) was held June 1. During a series of presentations and discussions, leaders of the new Administration, recreation and tourism industry executives and key federal and state agency representatives looked at the future of outdoor recreation, focusing on the short-term and long-term implications of developments affecting people, places, products, programs, partnerships and politics. Click on the links below to check out these insightful presentations!

About Partners Outdoors 2017

Partners Outdoors 2017: The Exciting Future of Outdoor Recreation
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Partners Outdoors 2017 brought partners from the public and private sectors together to unify and focus recreation community efforts on core issues and showcase innovation in thinking and action. The program was a joint undertaking of private sector interests, coordinated through the American Recreation Coalition, federal agencies coordinated through the Federal Recreation Council, and state park agencies coordinated by the National Association of State Park Directors.

2017 Beacon Awards

Watch the 2017 Beacon Awards

Planning for Success

Planning for Success

DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management Jim Lyons; Livingston Group Consultant Mark Rey and Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director Luis Benitez discuss plans for the future success of outdoor recreation. Moderated by RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.

A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

Former U.S. Senators Blanch Lincoln and Mark Begich join American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan in a Congressional Hearing-style panel discussion on navigating transitions and planning for the future of outdoor recreation in the travel, education and health sectors at Partners Outdoors 2016. Playing the role of witnesses are Travel Oregon CEO and U.S. Travel Association Chair Todd Davidson, National Wildlife Federation VP for Education Kevin Coyle and NPS Park Rx Advisor Dr. Robert Zarr.

Building and Sustaining Partnerships

Building and Sustaining Partnerships

Find Your Park

Find Your Park

National Park Foundation VP David French describes the successes and future plans of the "Find Your Park" Campaign at Partners Outdoors 2016.

America's Great Outdoors

America's Great Outdoors

White House CEQ Deputy Associate Director for America's Great Outdors; Federal Recreation Council Executive Director Cirse Gonzales and Conservation Legacy CEO Harry Bruell discuss successes of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative.