Examining the Future of Recreation.gov

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: May 24, 2016 2:00 pm 2247 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To explore the future of Recreation.gov and the new U.S. Forest Service (FS) management contract for the website.

BACKGROUND:

  • Recreation.gov was created to make it easier for citizens and agencies to manage national resources across several different federal agencies.
  • In May, FS and the Department of Interior awarded a new ten year management contract with the goal of establishing and promoting the site as “an end-to-end travel planning experience.”

 

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Joe Mead Director of Recreation and Heritage Areas, U.S. Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture Document
Mr. Rick DeLappe Recreation.gov Program Manager, National Park Service U.S. Department of Interior Document