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Division of Outdoor Recreation

During the 2022 Legislative session, H.B. 305 (3rd Substitute: Natural Resources Revisions by Rep. Joel Ferry) merged the Division of Recreation and the Office of Outdoor Recreation into one entity – the Division of Outdoor Recreation – which exists in the Department of Natural Resources. Utah is home to the first Office of Outdoor Recreation in the nation. We’re excited the Division of Outdoor Recreation will continue leading the nation in prioritizing outdoor recreation and access to natural spaces. (A new website is under construction for the new division. In the meantime, the division’s programs and contact info can be accessed from this webpage.)

The Division of Outdoor Recreation is committed to ensuring every Utahn can live a healthy and active lifestyle through outdoor recreation and access to natural space. The division manages the following programs:

Get in touch!

Division of Outdoor Recreation
Utah Department of Natural Resources
1594 W. North Temple, Suite 100
PO Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114 

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Jason Curry – Director

India Nielsen Barfuss – Associate Director of Operations

Tara Mckee – Grants and Planning Associate Director

Ty Hunter – Boating Program Coordinator

Chase Pili – Off Highway Vehicle Manager 

Steve Bullock – Recreation Law Enforcement Chief