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.
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.
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.
Upcoming task force meetings (open to the public)
Wednesday, January 13|1 pm - 4 pm | Link to Webex (link is external) Password: ORTF2021 (no pre-registration required)
Friday, February 19|1 pm - 4 pm | Link to Webex (link is external) Password: ORTF2021 (no pre-registration required)
Individuals with a disability, who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Gratia Joice at mortf.dnr.state.mn.us or 651-259-5328 or through your preferred Telecommunications Relay Provider.
Previous Meeting Materials
November 13 Meeting Materials
- Meeting notes
- Draft recommendations by category:
October 21 Meeting Materials
September 21 Meeting Materials
August 27 Meeting Materials
August 26 Meeting Materials
July 20 and 21 Meeting Materials
- Slide deck
- Meeting recording and Transcript from July 20, 20 Meeting
- Meeting recording and Transcript from July 21, 20 Meeting
- Meeting notes
May 18 Meeting Materials
April 28 Meeting Materials
For questions about the task force, please email [email protected].
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