Announcements List

  • SORP Awards Nomination Portal Open!

    The SORP awards nomination online portal is now open! These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of outdoor recreation planning, management, research, and policy.

    The two awards that are open to the public for nominations are:

    • Individual Service Award
    • Project Excellence Award

    Award winners will be recognized at the National Outdoor Recreation Conference during the awards luncheon on  Tuesday, May 7 at the Tahoe Blue Event Center.

  • Deadline Extended for NORC Proposals

    Submissions will now be accepted until October 27, 2023. Please view the detailed  prior to completing and submitting your proposals to learn more about this goal as well as additional details on the program and presenter expectations.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are now available for NORC 2024! Sponsor rates range from $500 to $15,000 and most include at least one complimentary registration, a 10’ x 10’ exhibit space with a 6’ clothed and skirted table and 2 chairs, plus many benefits!

  • Call for Presentations

    The NORC 2024 Call for Presentations is due on October 20, 2023.


Candace Gallagher
Conference Coordinator
(530) 645-3096

The Call for Proposals deadline has passed. All participants who submitted a proposal will be notified of their acceptance in mid-December 2023.


The program work group is working on a program that conveys durable transformative solutions of any scale that support outdoor recreation destinations, local communities, and the outdoor recreation workforce. These are pivotal times for outdoor recreation. Our goal is to present a program that is solutions-forward and equity-centric.


Presentations will address:

  • Designing Destination Management
  • Climate Response and Resiliency
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action
  • Stewarding the Outdoor Recreation Professional


We expect to share a schedule of sessions when registration opens in January 2024.



Learning credits will be available to attendees thanks to a partnership with American Trails and are included in the registration fee. In order to be eligible for learning credits, presentations must run at least 30 minutes to be eligible for AICP CM, and at least 60 minutes in length to be eligible for LA CES and NRPA CEU equivalency petition, as well as CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations. The length of the session will determine the number of hours/credits given. 

American Trails is excited to partner with the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals again and is an approved provider for the American Planning Association (APA) and can offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, as well as an LA CES approved provider for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Sessions are also eligible for CEU equivalency petition for park professionals with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and CEU/PDH equivalency petition via other accepting organizations. In order for sessions to qualify for these credits, attendees must fill out an evaluation survey for each session they attend, as well as have their learning credit tracking form initialed by a room host, registration, or an American Trails representative for each session credits are requested for (surveys and forms will be provided to attendees at registration).

Learn more about credits offered here.