Oregon tourism, outdoor gear industries want to create new state office

Washington, Utah, Colorado created similar programs.

A proposal to create a new office of outdoor recreation gained traction last week in the Oregon Legislature.

If House Bill 3350 passes, the State Parks and Recreation Department would gain a new administrator who would be tasked with coordinating policy around outdoor recreation and promoting an industry that claims to drive $12.8 billion in annual spending in Oregon.

Source: Oregon tourism, outdoor gear industries want to create new state office; Washington, Utah, Colorado created similar programs