Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force

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Purpose of the task force

The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force brings together a diverse set of outdoor recreation stakeholders and interests in Minnesota to build support for outdoor recreation across multiple sectors. The purpose of the task force is to consider (1) how to bring measured growth, increased and equitable access, and a higher quality of outdoor recreation opportunities to Minnesotans and visitors and (2) how to organize and implement this collaborative work going forward. The resulting product will be a set of actionable recommendations to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Explore Minnesota detailing next steps. Actionable recommendations will be based on task force discussions and broader public engagement.

Structure

The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force consists of 20 members selected by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Explore Minnesota in consultation with the Governor’s Office following an open application process. . Members of the task force represent a broad and inclusive group of interests related to the outdoor recreation sector in Minnesota.

Responsibilities

The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop a set of recommendations for the DNR and Explore Minnesota, which will also be shared with the Governor’s office, regarding how to more effectively coordinate and advance outdoor recreation work statewide. Recommendations will be based on task force discussions and broader public engagement.

View the task force charter.

Upcoming task force meetings (open to the public)

Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 (2 day meeting)|9 am – 12 pm both days via WebEx; link to be available soon
Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27 (2 day meeting)| Time and location TBD
 

Previous Meeting Materials

May 18 Meeting Materials

April 28 Meeting Materials

Questions?

For questions about the task force, please email [email protected].

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