Kanab breakout sessions

2021 Breakout Sessions | KANAB


Healthy & Active Lifestyles

Outdoor Industry & Business

Outdoor Recreation Community Development

Policies & People

Trails, Towns, & Tourism

10:00-11:00 AM

Outdoor Rural Toolkit Chris Perkins, Senior Director at the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), will present on the ORR Rural Economic Development Toolkit. The toolkit, which was created through interviews with over 60 rural economic development and outdoor recreation advocates, will help you build your community’s outdoor recreation economy by recognizing your assets and considering the challenges you may face. Audience takeaways: Perkins will walk through the toolkit in an interactive session to help participants learn about steps they can take as a rural community to build their outdoor recreation economy (whether their community is new to this or not). This session will focus on helping the audience think about the “you-don’t-know-what-you-don’t-know” aspects of building an outdoor recreation economy, grounded in real-life examples. Chris Perkins Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Boardroom A Outdoor Recreation Community Development
Funding Sources to Improve your Outdoor Town Have an amazing idea for your outdoor town, but are not sure how to get funding? Come learn about some amazing opportunities and creative solutions that could work for your community. Jordan Katcher (moderator) Utah Community Development Office Ponderosa Trails, Towns & Tourism
Tara McKee Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation
Chris Haller Utah Division of Parks and Recreation
Nan Anderson Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
Stephanie Tomlin Utah Department of Transportation
Rebranding & Marketing: Lessons from the Experts Do you want to learn all about successful rebranding and marketing campaigns? Whether you market a business, brand, destination, or activity, you’ll learn tips and tricks from these professionals. Emily Paskett – moderator UCAIR – Utah Clean Air Partnership Pinyon Outdoor Industry & Business
Glenn Price Bondir
Camille Johnson Taylor Kane County Office of Tourism
James Cawley Centerstar Creative
Devan Chavez Utah State Parks
Hikers, Hospitals, & Healthcare in Rural Communities How do communities – especially rural communities – balance the health benefits their residents experience from time outdoors with the challenges that can come with outdoor adventures? Listen to a discussion about the issues and challenges surrounding health, healthcare, and outdoor recreation in rural communities. Locke Ettinger (moderator) Southern Utah University Boardroom B Healthy & Active Lifestyles
Katie Wallace Kane County Search and Rescue

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Effectively Working Across Boundaries – A Collaborative Learning Workshop with Land Management Agencies Do you dream of identifying shared problems, while brainstorming solutions, with land managers from the local, state, and federal levels? Have you been part of successful collaborative projects and can describe what made those work? Join this Exploring Solutions Workshop to workshop through the ways local, state, and federal land managers can collaborate better to make the outdoors better for everyone. Mark Gaylord (moderator) Ballard Spahr Ponderosa Outdoor Recreation Community Development
Mike Thomas Utah Division of State Parks OHV Program
Harry Barber BLM – Paria River District
Cass Bromley Zion National Park
Del Orme Forest Service – Dixie National Forest
Recreation Overcrowding: Loving Our Wild Places to Death Everyone – even people who don’t yet know the rules – benefits from and deserves time outside. How can we help folks to get outside and enjoy nature and recreation on our public lands while keeping them safe, reducing overcrowding and irresponsible behavior? Bianca Lyon (moderator) Utah Office of Tourism Pinyon Trails, Towns & Tourism
Jabe Beal BLM – Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
Stephani Lyon Zion National Park Forever Project
Matt Caldwell Tread Lightly!
Making Your Community the Next Hub for Outdoor Companies What are outdoor industry companies looking for from a rural community? Learn what companies look for in a location that can help them recruit, train, keep their workforce happy, and make sure their business thrives Jordan Katcher (moderator) Utah Community Development Office Boardroom B Outdoor Industry & Business
Stephanie Pack EDCUtah
Lane Tucker Tucker High Adventure Tours
Rep. Jeff Stenquist Utah House of Representatives
Wildlife-Based Recreation & the Next Generation Join as multi-generational panelists and their kids discuss how wildlife-based recreation (hunting, fishing) can be a generational pursuit, with a strong shared personal connection to the land, its preservation, and the sport. How can land managers, recreators, business owners, and more better serve these generational pursuits? Both parent and youth panelists will give attendees this insight. Phil Tuttle (moderator) Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Boardroom A Policies & People
Ryan Kelly Flaming Gorge
Josie Kelly Flaming Gorge
Isaac Aleman Sr. Black Rifle Coffee
Isaac Aleman Jr. Black Rifle Coffee

2:00-3:00 PM

Sharing Special Places on Social Media Panelists will have a conversation about the good and bad of sharing outdoor gems on social media, including how to promote responsible sharing, responsible tourism, and responsible recreation Patrick Morrison (moderator) Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Pinyon Outdoor Recreation Community Development
Allison Yamamoto-Sparks San Juan County Economic Development & Visitor Services/Utah’s Canyon Country
Adriana Chimaras Emery County
Katie Boué Outdoor Advocacy Project
Crafting a Community-Led Vision for Regional Recreation Management in Greater Zion Managing resources and visitors in high-demand outdoor recreation areas in Utah remains an ongoing challenge to ensure the best possible visitor experience and local community health and quality of life. Solutions to trip planning, visitor experience, dispersal, mobility, and economic opportunity require regional collaboration and resources beyond what individual recreation destinations can offer.

Greater Zion Landscape stakeholders are embarking on a regional recreation management strategy in an effort to craft a shared, community-led vision that addresses recreational demands in a manner that stewards resources effectively. Learn about this recreation planning effort in real time from partners crafting a regional strategy that identifies priority infrastructure investments, seeks financial leverage, and explores new economic models for sustainable revenue generation for the outdoor economy.

Mark Preiss

Will Allen

Susan Elks

Commissioner Brent Chamberlain

Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh

Kevin McLaws

Ponderosa Outdoor Recreation Community Development
Your Crash Course on Policy You are invited to learn how a bill becomes a law in Utah! Attendees will learn how to be involved in Utah’s legislative process from the perspectives of lobbyists, a state official, and nonprofits. This will primarily focus on the state legislative process, but feel free to come with your questions about how to get involved at the municipal, county, or federal level. Jacey Skinner (moderator) Ballard Spahr Boardroom A Policies & People
Carmen ValDez Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah)
Justin Lee Utah League of Cities and Towns
Pitt Grewe Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation
Community Parks & Rec Transitioning to Outdoor Recreation Programming Listen to communities that have expanded their recreation program offerings from soccer and pickleball, to activities like mountain biking and climbing. You’ll learn about trends, how cities made these outdoor recreation programs successful in their communities, and more. McKell Christensen (moderator) Utah Recreation & Parks Association Boardroom B Healthy & Active Lifestyles
Nancy Day West Valley City Parks & Recreation
Mike Swartz St. George City Leisure Services
Rhett Ogden Draper Parks and Recreation
Briget Eastep Southern Utah University

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