"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

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The committee was formed to 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 included 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 also made recommendations for implementating Secretary's Order 3347—Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation (March 2, 2017).

Meetings

The committee met approximately two times a year. The meetings were open to the public and included time for public comment.

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.

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

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

A list of committee members may be found here.

Contact the Committee

For more information about the committee, please email us.

Last updated: February 11, 2020