Our goal was to assess whether there was political will to coalesce around the idea of unleashing the potential of outdoor recreation as a powerful force in Alaska’s economy. The resounding answer was “Yes!”



Alaska Pacific University


June 2016


Gathering the industry; sharing challenges & opportunities


3-minute recap video of Confluence 16

Brad Peterson's Keynote Speech 

Confluence Summit Breakout Session Notes

Confluence Coalition Founding Members and Next Steps

Alaska Outdoor Recreation Economy - Outdoor Industry Association Fact Sheet

White Paper on State Outdoor Recreation Positions (CO, UT, WA)

Examples of State Funding Programs

TPL primer on state/local bonds, levies, taxes and other ballot initiatives with historical data

Arkansas, funded from property tax, tobacco settlement

Great Outdoors Colorado, amendment to state constitution 

Michigan, Natural Resources Trust Fund

North Carolina, State Park bond

Utah Waypoint Grant Program