When an outdoor entrepreneur sets out to build an outdoor recreation venture, they find that there are a number of resources to learn from. A number of organizations through out the United States and beyond have been formed in order to help the outdoor recreation industry grow and to set standards for risk management and best practices. One such group is The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP).
SORP is a membership organization with a mission to promote, advance, and serve outdoor recreation professionals in research, planning, management, and policy development.
SORP offers members a variety of benefits such as professional development, networking, recognition, scholarships, news, technical resources, and an annual conference.
According to the 5 year Strategic plan, the SORP has identified a number of ambitious goals for:
- Communications and Marketing
- Professional Development and Education
- Financial Strategy
- Strategic Partnerships
- Operationslearn more about SORP on their webpage at http://www.recpro.org/