Official Government Website

Outdoor Recreation Fund Advisory Council (ORFAC)

What is a Recreation Fund Council?

The Idaho Outdoor Recreation Fund Advisory Council was created by Gov. Brad Little and the Idaho Legislature to recommend projects to expand outdoor recreation or access to it in Idaho. Examples could include expansion of recreational facilities (parks, trails, boating, etc.) or agreements to gain entry to new areas for public recreation.

Council members are:

  • Skylar Jett, Council Chair
  • Susan Buxton, Director, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Jim Fredericks, Director, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Dustin Miller, Director, Idaho Department of Lands
  • James Petzke, Representative, Idaho Legislature, District 21, Seat A
  • Gretchen Hyde, Director, Rangeland Resources Commission
  • Mark Pratt, Idaho Cattle Association
  • Kari Kostka, The Nature Conservancy
  • Benn Brocksome, Idaho Sportsmen
  • Dave Lent, Senator, Idaho Legislature, District 33
  • Laurel Sayer, President, Perpetua Resources
  • Sandra Mitchell, Idaho State Snowmobile Association
  • Seth Griggs, Idaho Association of Counties

The Legislature in early 2023 provided $5 million in initial funding for the council’s work. In the 2024 session, the Legislature provided a second, $5 million installment for distribution in the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2024. The Council will announce the 2024 application process in coming weeks.

The next Council meeting will occur at 1:30 p.m. on May 10, 2024. For more information about the Council and its work, contact Skylar Jett at or at 208-599-3264.




ver: 3.5.2 | last updated: