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The purpose of the Utah Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee is to support and advise the office with its mission and purpose. Created in 2013 through S.B. 73, the purpose of the office is to:

  • Coordinate outdoor recreation policy, management and promotion among state and federal agencies and local government entities in the state (with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office if public land is involved)
  • Promote economic development in Utah by coordinating with outdoor recreation stakeholders, improving recreational opportunities, and recruiting outdoor recreation business
  • Recommend to the governor and Legislature policies and initiatives to enhance recreational amenities and experiences in the state and help implement those policies and initiatives
  • Develop data regarding the impacts of outdoor recreation in the state; and
  • Promote the health and social benefits of outdoor recreation, especially to young people.

The committee is comprised of stakeholders in the outdoor recreation industry including urban and rural representatives from state agencies, outdoor products companies, guides and outfitters, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations, economic development organizations, university representatives and land management agencies.

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR) is grateful for the committee’s service which helps contribute to the OOR mission: To ensure that Utahns can live an active and healthy lifestyle through outdoor recreation.

Committee Members

_Bureau of Land Management

Abbie Jossie

    _DPS Skis

    Alex Adema

      _City of Millcreek and Afro Outdoors

      Ashley Cleveland

        _Western Spirit Cycling/Public Land Solutions

        Ashley Korenblat

          _NPS Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program

          Betsy Byrne

            _Trout Unlimited

            Brett Prettyman

              _Utah Guides & Outfitters/Western River Expeditions

              Brian Merrill

                _Save Our Canyons

                Carl Fisher

                  _At Your Leisure TV

                  Chad Booth

                    _Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

                    Colin Hilton

                      _National Parks Conservation Association

                      Cory MacNulty

                        _Executive Director of Bike Utah

                        Crys Lee

                          _Easton Management Group

                          Daren Cottle

                            _Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Service

                            David Whittekiend

                              _President and CEO of SLC Chamber

                              Derek Miller

                                _Utah Outdoor Association

                                Dustin Cedarholm

                                  _Governor's Office of Management and Budget

                                  Evan Curtis

                                    _Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council

                                    George Sommer

                                      _Momentum Climbing

                                      Greg Paul

                                        _Utah State Parks

                                        Jeff Rasmussen

                                          _Timpanogas Cave National Monument

                                          Jim Ireland

                                            _Gander Outdoors

                                            Jon Larson

                                              _Amer Sports

                                              Joshua Bradley

                                                _Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

                                                Julia Geisler

                                                  _Partnerships Manager at Ski Utah

                                                  Keane Horner

                                                    _Salt Lake Valley Trail Society

                                                    Kevin Dwyer

                                                      _Washington County Tourism Office

                                                      Kevin Lewis

                                                        _National Ability Center

                                                        Kevin Stickelman

                                                          _Discover Utah Magazine

                                                          Monique Beeley


                                                            Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                                                              _Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

                                                              Robin Cahoon

                                                                _Envision Utah

                                                                Ryan Beck

                                                                  _Utah State University

                                                                  Dr. Sean Michael

                                                                    _EDC Utah

                                                                    Stephanie Pack

                                                                      _Utah Sierra Club

                                                                      Will McCarvill