2023 Workshops   

SCORP Workshop, March 28-29

Outdoors for All 4-part Cohort Series, April 4, 11, 19 & 25

Inclusive Trail Assessment, April 19

Visitor Use Management Workshop, August 15-17


SCORP Workshop

March 28-29, 2023
Location: Asheville, NC

*NEW* Registration is Open!

Registration deadline is March 17, 2023

Cost: $250 for members, $350 for non-members 
Space is limited to 70 participants

This 2 day workshop is an opportunity for new and seasoned SCORP planners to share best practices, discuss common challenges, and brainstorm ways to develop some consistencies in data collection.  SCORP Workshop Agenda v2.pdf

Lodging: Doubletree Downtown Asheville
Dates:  Arrival Monday, March 27, 2023 – Departure Thursday, March 30, 2023
Room Rate:  $149 per night + applicable tax
Deposit Policy:  Credit Card Guarantee Required, no deposit due
Cancellation Policy:  48 Hours Prior to Check-In to avoid 1 Night Fee
Reservation Deadline:  Friday, March 17, 2023


Sending multiple people from your state or organization? SORP has agency memberships and sponsorship packages that include registration costs. Email or call Rachel for more info: [email protected] or (530) 918-8312.




Registration is now open! Space is limited to 60 participants. 
Registration deadline is March 27, 2023
$350 for SORP members, $450 for non-members


April 4 - Session 1: Examining Unconscious Bias / Tuesday, April 4, 2023 
April 11 - Session 2: 4 I’s Of Oppression / Tuesday, April 11, 2023
April 18 - Session 3: Inclusivity Review Lens / Tuesday, April 18, 2023
April 25 - Session 4: Group Project Share / Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Outdoor Recreation has both the opportunity and a responsibility to be more inclusive of all communities and to question dominant and privileged cultural perspectives. During this 4 part cohort series workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concept of unconscious bias, including in the development of projects and programs. Through a series of interactive virtual sessions, participants will examine privilege and bias as it pertains to planning and programming. Participants will reflect on individual and organizational practices and develop strategies for creating engaging and meaningful programming for diverse audiences.

Course Times:
9 am-12 pm PT
10 am – 1pm MT
11 am -2 pm CT 
12 pm - 3 pm ET
Session Objectives: 
  • Participants build awareness around individual unconscious biases, and how it can affect their work.
  • Participants build awareness of the impacts of bias in institutions, and the effects that systematic oppression has on individuals and communities. 
  • Participants will explore the ways that bias and oppression may show up in their work, and develop strategies for overcoming these. 
  • Participants will work in cohorts to workshop a program idea to support them implementing these concepts of equity and inclusion in their work.
  Course facilitator: Meet Parker McMullen Bushman, CEO and founder of Ecoinclusive Strategies and Chief Operating Officer 
of Inclusive Guide. Parker is a dynamic speaker and facilitator that engages organizations in new thinking around what it means
to be a diversity change-agent and create dynamic organizational change. Parker’s background in the non-profit leadership,
conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation fields spans over 24+ years. Parker has a passion for equity
and inclusion in outdoor spaces. Her interest in justice, accessibility, and equity issues developed from her personal experiences
facing the unequal representation of people of color in environmental organizations and green spaces. Parker tackles these
complex issues by addressing them through head on activism and education. For 9 years Parker has worked with businesses
to catalyze action to build culturally diverse and culturally competent organizations that are representative of the populations
that they seek to reach and serve. Parker is the founder of the organization called Ecoinclusive Strategies.
Ecoinclusive (
ecoinclusive.org) provides training and resources for non-profit, cultural, and environmental organizations.
In Parker’s role as Chief Operating Officer she oversee the core operational functions of Inclusive Guide.
Inclusive Guide (
www.inclusiveguide.com) is a tech company with a mission to create data-driven, economic incentives
for businesses to be more inclusive and welcoming, resulting in safer spaces for people who regularly experience discrimination.

Inclusive Trail Assessment

Date: April 19, 2023
Location: Reno, NV
Cost: $55

Description: In partnership with Together Outdoors Coalition, SORP is hosting a Field Seminar on April 19th at the International Trails Summit. The Inclusive Trail assessment will take participants to White's Creek Trail and Trailhead on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest  to identify and discuss implementable actions for making trails and trailheads welcoming, accessible, and inclusive.

Registration is part of the International Trails Summit


Visitor Use Management Workshop

Dates: August 15-17, 2023
Location: Winter Harbor, ME (Schoodic Institute)
Cost: More info soon

Description: This 2 1/2 day workshop will explore best practices and lessons learned in planning for and implementing visitor use strategies across local, state, and federal lands. The workshop portion will include a hybrid option and a one day field visit with partners from the NPS, land trusts, the state of Maine, and others will take place on August 17th.