Outdoor recreation contributes more than $12.3B to the economy, employs more than 110,000 people  and is the primary driver behind the tourism industry. Not only does Utah outdoor recreation create $737 million in state and local tax revenues, it is the reason for $3.9B in wages and salaries. Governor Herbert created Utah’s Office of Outdoor Recreation January 2013 as a result of the large contribution the industry plays in Utah’s economy. It is the first office of its kind in the country.

 

Our office aims to establish a nationwide recreation management standard, and ensure that the state’s natural assets can sustain economic growth for years to come. The private sector is a key partner in Utah’s success, and our state is committed to responsibly partnering with the business community.

Events

Oct 18 2018
Helper Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Helper Auditorium
19 S Main Street
Helper City, UT 84526

_Time

2:00pm
Oct 19 2018
Vernal Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Uintah Conference Center
313 East 200 South
Vernal, UT 84078

_Time

9:00am
Oct 24 2018
Oct 26 2018
AORE WEA Joint National Conference

The AORE WEA Joint National Conference is the gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to improve performance and meet new people in your field. The mission of the AORE WEA Joint National Conference is to provide professionals, students and organizations who advance the field of outdoor recreation and education the opportunity to learn, network and improve performance while ensuring the association’s financial viability. Both AORE and WEA strive to design and deliver transformational learning opportunities that advance individuals, programs and organizations in the field of outdoor and adventure education.

Outdoor programmers, teachers, leaders, students and supporters from college and university non-credit recreational programs and degree-granting programs, military bases, community recreation centers and other not-for-profit outdoor programs find the conference is the year’s most important event for career development. For several days, outdoor professionals come together to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energize themselves for another year.

_Address

Snowbird
3165 East Millrock Drive, Suite 190
Holladay, UT 84121

 

_Time

Oct 24 8:00am - Oct 26 2:00pm
Nov 01 2018
Salt Lake City Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Governor’s Office of Economic Development
60 E S Temple
3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

_Time

9:00am
Nov 05 2018
Provo Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Utah Lake State Park Visitor’s Center
4400 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601

_Time

9:30am
Nov 06 2018
Park City Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Park City Library
1255 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060

_Time

9:00am
Nov 07 2018
Brigham City Grant Workshop

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provides matching grant funding to local governments and nonprofits to build outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails, boat ramps and more. Register today.

_Address

Box Elder County Commission Building
1 South Main Street
Brigham City, UT 84302

_Time

9:00am
Feb 01 2019
Outdoor Recreation Day on the Hill

Information coming soon.

_Address

_Time

8:00am

Resources

Drop Us a Line

_Program Manager

Tara McKee

801-538-8686 tmckee@utah.gov

_Program Specialist

Rose Smith

801-538-8652 rosesmith@utah.gov

_Program Assistant

Danielle Haddad

(801) 538-8714 dhaddad@utah.gov

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