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2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation SummitSpecial Events :: Community Event also Government :: Conference
2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit
8:00 AM
Grouse Mountain Lodge
2019 Lab follows 2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit and will dive into nuts and bolts of how to start, grow and maintain quality outdoor recreation experiences.

2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab

WHAT: Recreation Innovation Lab addresses on-the-ground challenges and shares innovative community-driven approaches to creating, protecting and enhancing “frontcountry” outdoor recreation access close to home. Attendees will tour three unique projects around Whitefish, MT and reconvene for in-depth workshop with experts.

WHEN: October 10-11, 2019

WHERE: Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, Montana and select parks and trails around WhitefishHosted by: Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation, Montana Access Project and Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council

WHY IMPORTANT: Access to the outdoors enhances quality of life, health and wellness for 1 million residents and 12.2 million visitors, underlies Montana’s $7.1 billion dollar economy and is a competitive advantage for business recruitment and retention. Yet, communities struggle with “how” to provide quality frontcountry recreation access and connectivity to broader public land recreation opportunities.

MORE DETAIL: The Recreation Innovation Lab will take a “deep dive” into the nuts and bolts of how to start, how to grow and how to maintain quality outdoor recreation experiences for residents and visitors alike. Leading experts will share their experience, knowledge, and inspiration in the following areas:
Planning, Design and Construction
Public and Private Land Recreation
Operations and Maintenance
Legal and Risk Management
Public/Private Partnerships
Community Engagement

Municipal and County officials & staff
State & Federal land managers
Private landowners, land trusts & land managers
Health, conservation, recreation & tourism organizations/user groups
Outdoor recreation-based businesses
County, city & private attorneys

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration opens September 3, 2019. The Lab will fill up quickly, so register early! We are encouraging teams of officials and groups from city, county and region, but individuals are absolutely welcome too. To help support teams we are working on scholarships for attendance, lodging, food, and travel- IF YOU HAVE A TEAM OF 3 or more including: recreation group, city, and county; contact info@crownofthecontinent.net for scholarship opportunity. *Scholarships are limited and some restrictions may apply.

*Additional CLE (Continuing Legal Education) will follow Lab and require a separate signup. More information to come.
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Age Group: 18+
Venue: Grouse Mountain Lodge
Address: 2 Fairway Drive Whitefish, Montana 59937
Phone: 406.862.3000

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