"Made in America" Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

Note: The Committee was terminated on November 1, 2019.

Boats and canoes at Colter Bay Marina on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Colter Bay Marina, Grand Teton National Park

NPS/Tobiason

The committee will advise the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.

The committee's duties include making recommendations on policies and programs that:

  • Expand and improve visitor infrastructure developed through public-private partnerships;
  • Implement sustainable operations embracing fair, efficient and convenient fee collection and strategic use of the collected fees;
  • Improve interpretation using technology; and
  • Create better tools and/or opportunities for Americans to discover their lands and waters.

The committee will also make recommendations for implementation of Secretary's Order 3347—Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation (March 2, 2017).

Transmittal Letter with Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee Recommendations (October 10, 2019)

Meetings

The committee will meet approximately two times a year. These meetings are open to the public and include time for public comment. Meeting notices will appear in the Federal Register.

September 24, 2019 Meeting

The committee met on Tuesday, September 24th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. The meeting agenda and related materials are below.

Meeting Agenda

November 30, 2018 Teleconference Meeting

The committee held a teleconference meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The meeting took place at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. The proposed minutes of the meeting and related materials are below.

Transmittal Letter with Committee Recommendations on Recreation Enhancement through Reorganization (December 12, 2018)

Meeting minutes (proposed)

Meeting Transcript and related meeting documents

July 17, 2018 Meeting

The committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the South Penthouse, Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. The minutes of the meeting and related materials are below.

Meeting minutes

Meeting Transcript and meeting presentation documents

Members

Primary Members

Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Bill Yeargin, Chair Recreational boating organizations President and CEO, Correct Craft
Derrick Crandall, Vice Chair Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Counselor, National Park Hospitality Association
Ben Bulis Recreational boating organizations President and CEO, American Fly Fishing Trade Association
Amanda Covington Industrial manufacturing industries Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, Miller Management Corporation
Linda Craghead Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Director, Facilities Division, Kansas State University
Bruce Fears Outdoor outfitter industries President, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging
Brad Franklin Transportation industries Government Relations Manager, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Antonio Gonzalez Outdoor outfitter industries Head of Operations, Erwin Hymer Group North America
Jeremy Jacobs Hospitality industries Co-CEO, Delaware North
Chris Maloof Camping, recreational, and/or all-terrain vehicle interests Former Senior Vice President, Product Management, Rogue Wave
Phil Morlock Industrial manufacturing industries Vice President, Government Affairs and Advocacy, Shimano North America Holding, Inc./Shimano Canada Ltd.
John Morris Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Founder and CEO, Bass Pro Shops
Patrick Pacious Hospitality industries President and CEO, Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Jim Rogers Camping, recreational, and/or all-terrain vehicle interests Former Chairman and CEO, KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
K.C. Walsh Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Executive Chairman and majority owner, Simms Fishing Products
























Alternate and Ex Officio Members

Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Rolf Lundberg, Jr.
(Alternate for Patrick Pacious)
Hospitality industries Head of Global Public Policy/Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Scott Socha
(Alternate for Jeremy Jacobs)
Hospitality industries President, Parks and Resorts, Delaware North, Parks and Resorts
Rick May Ex Officio member Senior National Advisor to the Secretary for Recreation
P. Daniel Smith Ex Officio member Deputy Director, NPS




Contact the Committee

The committee welcomes comments from interested individuals and organizations. Please email the committee at e-mail us or contact

Joshua Winchell, Designated Federal Officer
Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee
MS-2659, Office of Policy
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
202-354-3950

Last updated: November 12, 2019