Note: The Committee was terminated on November 1, 2019.
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)
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.
- Letter to ORAC from the Subcommittee on Partnerships and Collaboration
- Letter to ORAC from the Subcommittee on Technology and the Digital Experience
- Letter to ORAC from the Subcommittee on Recreation Enhancement through Reorganization
- NPS Asset Portfolio Fact Sheet
- Top 25 Parks by Deferred Maintenance and Asset Count
- Deferred Maintenance "101" Presentation
- Managing the Second Century of Campgrounds Presentation
- Recreation.gov Presentation
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.
- Meeting Agenda
- Recommendations of the Subcommittee on Recreation Enhancement Through Reorganization
- Federal Register notice of meeting
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.
|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||Fo
|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|
|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.|
(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
Last updated: November 12, 2019