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  • Steph Noll

2021 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit (in partnership with Oregon Trails Summit) Recap

(Photos from top left: Tim Davis: Executive Director, Friends of the Owyhee; Jessica Carrillo Alatorre, Executive Director, Hike it Baby; Kieron Wilde, Founder, First Nature Tours; Jennifer Wilde, Director of Outreach and Development, Adventures Without Limits; Jared Kennedy, Blue Mountains Trail Project Lead, Greater Hells Canyon Council; Pamela Slaughter, Founder, People of Color Outdoors; Chevon Powell, Founder of Golden Bricks Events and Refuge Outdoor Festival; Anna Miller, Assistant Director of Research and Operations, Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Utah State University; Cara Frank, Outreach Associate, Deschutes Land Trust + Team Director, US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Deaflympic Team)

Three hundred forty people registered for the 2021 Summit and eighty individuals participated in Summit Trails Stewardship Events around the state led by Trailkeepers of Oregon and Central Oregon Trail Alliance. We had a great outdoor film night benefitting Adventures Without Limits and Love is King, and some of us even got to experience the joy of meeting in-person at outdoor happy hours hosted by Oregon Outdoor Alliance and OSU Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy Field workshop participants got a sneak peek at the new trail system at Metro's Chehalem Ridge Nature Park, learned more about fire-affected trails with the BLM on the North Umpqua Trail, and improved their landscape photography skills at Smith Rock with Bend Photo Tours.

Thanks again to our Summit co-managers and lead sponsors, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation, Travel Oregon, and REI, and all of the presenters, planning committee members, and sponsors that made the event possible!

Visit the 2021 Summit Playlist on the Oregon Trails Coalition YouTube channel to view virtual sessions you missed, revisit a presentation of interest, or share links with colleagues. We'll share 2022 Summit info soon at

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