"Made in America" Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

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


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).


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.

November 30, 2018 Teleconference Meeting

The committee will hold a teleconference meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. At this meeting, the committee will

  • receive and deliberate on the report of its Subcommittee on Recreation Enhancement Through Reorganization; and
  • receive status updates from its subcommittees on Partnership and Collaboration, Public Access and Infrastructure, and Technology and the Digital Experience.

Meeting Agenda and related documents

Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC to listen to the proceedings. The meeting will be held in the South Penthouse, Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Please bring a picture ID and allow enough time to go through building security.

The meeting will include 15 minutes for the public to make oral comments on a first-come, first-served basis. Speakers may not exceed three minutes each.

For more information, please contact Shirley Sears, NPS Office of Policy, at e-mail us, or by phone at 202-354-3955.

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 proposed minutes of the meeting and related materials are below.

Meeting minutes (proposed)

Meeting Transcript (unedited) and meeting presentation documents


Primary Members

Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Ben Bulis Recreational boating organizations President/CEO, American Fly Fishing Trade Association
Amanda Covington Industrial manufacturing industries Former Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, Vista Outdoor, Inc.
Linda Craghead Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Assistant Secretary of Parks and Tourism, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Derrick Crandall Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Counselor, National Park Hospitality Association
Bruce Fears Outdoor outfitter industries President, Aramark Leisure
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 Senior Vice President, Product Management, Professional Services and Sales Engineering, Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
Matt Miller Transportation industries President, Newmar Corporation
Phil Morlock Industrial manufacturing industries Vice President, Government Affairs and Advocacy, Shimano American Corporation/Shimano Canada Ltd.
John Morris Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Founder/CEO, Bass Pro Shops
Patrick Pacious Hospitality industries CEO/President/Director, Choice Hotels, Inc.
Jim Rogers Camping, recreational, and/or all-terrain vehicle interests Former Chairman/CEO, KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
K.C. Walsh Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Executive Chairman, Simms Fishing Products
Bill Yeargin Recreational boating organizations CEO, Correct Craft, Inc.

Alternate and Ex Officio Members

Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Rolf Lundberg, Jr.
(Alternate for Patrick Pacious)
Hospitality industries Vice President, Choice Hotels
Scott Socha
(Alternate for Jeremy Jacobs)
Hospitality industries President, 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

Alma Ripps, Designated Federal Officer
Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee
MS-2659, Office of Policy
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Last updated: November 29, 2018