Outdoor Recreation is a key pillar for Eastern Oregon - This relies on healthy landscapes, high quality and well-maintained trails, and having high quality trail information available to visitors.

EOVA is the regional destination management organization, with a mission to develop, market and promote the Eastern Oregon region as a destination for visitors to enhance regional economic vitality and the quality of life for all residents.

More people are coming to Eastern Oregon, and many are coming to recreate outside. While some subregions have seen increased visitation in the last 5 years, COVID-19 brought a spike in visitors as well. Meanwhile, land managers do not have funds to maintain non-motorized trails. Higher use is causing some negative impacts to trails and the natural environment, visitor experience, and some surrounding communities. 

In winter and spring 2021, EOVA will lead several engagement activities with outdoor recreation stakeholders.

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2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit Session Recordings Now Available

Whether you missed a webinar, would like to share a session with a colleague, or missed out on this year’s summit all together, you can now access all session recordings through our industry YouTube channel as well as resources shared by presenters throughout the summit on Travel Oregon's industry site. Don’t miss out on the wealth of resources available in these sessions, from content around Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to Trails Recovery in Fire-Affected Areas, to a keynote address by José González of Latino Outdoors and a panel of agency leaders on the State of Outdoor Recreation in Oregon.
Thank you to the summit attendees (more than 400 of you joined us virtually this year), all of our presenters, sponsors, filmmakers and technical partners who made this year's summit possible.