Open Data for Open Lands


Access Land is a coalition of 50+ organizations committed to increasing access to America's public land through Open Data.

Open Data is important. It's the reason we can access weather data on our phones, see bus timetables in Google Maps, and search flights from all airlines in one place. We want America’s public parks to be equally as accessible.

Open Data can empower innovators of all kinds to build resources that better connect members of the public to their land. Open Data can unlock access to public land to a greater, more diverse group of people, thereby supporting overall public health by expanding access to nature and raising public park visitation, boosting park revenue, and securing the ongoing relevance and sustainability of our public lands. Open Data is key to inspiring current and future generations of park supporters.

Historic Wins for CA and Federal Government: As a result of widespread public support for greater access, the Federal Government and California State Parks now require Open Data standards in their reservation contracts. Now, it's time to unlock Open Data in your state to make it easier for more people to get outside and enjoy their land.

Learn more about how you can join the movement below.

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Join the movement!


1. Join Access Land
You can sign up for our mailing list below. If you would like to list your organization as a supporter, please email your logo to info@accessland.org.

2. Contact your State Park Director
Call or email your local State Park Director and request that Open Data be a required component of their next reservation contract. (Director contact details and example RFP information below.)

3. Request an appointment with an open data expert
If you work at a park agency and want to learn more, simply fill in this form and we would be happy to talk through the latest policies and available options.

4. Read open data language created by the Federal Government and CA State Parks
Find the exact text regarding Open Data requirements from both RFPs here for reference in conversations with State Park Directors and relevant parties.

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State Park Directors

Alabama
Greg Lein
(334) 242-3334
Alaska
Ethan Tyler
(907) 269-8700
Arizona
Sue Black
(602) 542-7102
Arkansas
Grady Spann
(501) 682-7743
California
Lisa Mangat
(916) 653-8380
Colorado
Bob Broscheid
(303) 866-3202
Connecticut
Tom Tyler
(860) 424-3203
Delaware
Raymond Bivens
(302) 739-9189
Florida
Eric Draper
(850) 245-3035
Georgia
Becky Kelley
(770) 389-7277
Hawaii
Curt Cottrell
(808) 587-02907
Idaho
David Langhorst
(208) 514-2250
Illinois
Regan Ramsey
(217) 557-0877
Indiana
Daniel Bortner
(317) 232-4124
Iowa
Todd Coffelt
(515) 281-8674
Kansas
Linda Lanterman
(620) 672-0742
Kentucky
Donnie Holland
(502) 564-2172
Louisiana
Robert Barham
(225) 342-8111
Maine
Tom Desjardin
(207) 287-4960
Maryland
Nita Seftina
(410) 260-8157
Massachusetts
Priscilla Geigis
(617) 626-4986
Michigan
Ronald Olson
(517) 284-6135
Minnesota
Erika Rivers
(651) 259-5591
Mississippi
Jennifer Head
(601) 432-2218
Missouri
Ben Ellis
(573) 751-9392
Montana
Beth Shumate
(406) 444-4585
Nebraska
Jim Swenson
(402) 471-5499
Nevada
Eric Johnson
(775) 684-2773
New Hampshire
Phil Bryce
(603) 271-3556
New Jersey
Mark Texel
(609) 292-2773
New Mexico
Christy Tafoya
(505) 476-3366
New York
Rose Harvey
(518) 474-0443
North Carolina
Michael Murphy
(919) 707-9333
North Dakota
Melissa Baker
(701) 328-5361
Ohio
Mike Bailey
(614) 265-6511
Oklahoma
Kris Marek
(405) 522-9511
Oregon
Lisa Sumption
(503) 986-0660
Pennsylvania
John Hallas
(717) 787-6640
Rhode Island
Robert Paquette
(401) 667-6202
South Carolina
Phil Gaines
(803) 734-0159
South Dakota
Katherine Ceroll
(605) 773-3391
Tennessee
Brock Hill
(615) 532-0696
Texas
Brent Leisure
(512) 389-4866
Utah
Jeff Rasmussen
(801) 538-7418
Vermont
Craig Whipple
(802) 241-3663
Virginia
Craig Seaver
(804) 786-5055
Washington
Don Hoch
(360) 902-8501
West Virginia
Samuel England
(304) 558-2764
Wisconsin
Benjamin Bergey
(608) 266-2185
Wyoming
Domenic Bravo
(307) 777-6324
National Parks Service
Dan Smith

Supporters of Open Data + Open Lands

Hipcamp
Sierra Club
Code for America
REI
AllTrails
Outly
Trailhead Labs
Outdoor Afro
Transit and Trails
OpenTrails
O'Rielly Media
SF Dev Labs
American Alpine Institute
Season Search
Campsite Photos
Alite Designs
Poler Stuff
Huckberry
Snowpeak
Goal Zero
Huge Inc
Project Yosemite
Roadtrippers
Blood and Bolts
Kauffman
Boreas
Powderhook
Backcountry
Cache Advance
Tahoe Mountain Sports
Rydethere
Outdoors.io
True MVMNT
Western River Expeditions
ResMark Systems
Rutabaga
Mountain Smith
Pedal Inn
Moab
Outdoor Project
Adventure16
Outdoor Divas
Morsel Munk
Lenda
Springbaord
Single Tracks
The Outbound Collective
Education
Sea to Summit
Zozi
Topo
Fulcrum
Chimani
RV Life
Rezo Systems
Tracks & Trails
Camp Seeker

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