SORP works to promote, advance, and serve outdoor recreation professionals in planning, management, research, and policy development.
- We provide a support network for outdoor recreation professionals at all levels (federal, state, regional, and local governments; and private, nonprofit, and academic organizations) and from diverse disciplines including practitioners, researchers, academics, students, and educators.
- We advance educational and professional development through webinars, training, and the annual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC).
- We promote the scholarship and advancement of students and new professionals through NORC Conference Scholarships and mentoring.
- We work with partners to advance the field, including the administration of the Christopher K. Jarvi Scholarship for the Advancement of Nonprofits.