Rex Turner, Outdoor Recreation Planner
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.
As an outdoor recreation planner with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, I get to be part of a team responsible for stewarding hundreds of thousands of acres encompassing some truly stunning places. I help develop outdoor recreation amenities such as trails and campsites, often with diverse partners. Additionally, I work on tracking use and trends – including reports such as the Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Beyond that, however, I like to think that I’m an ambassador of sorts. I’m a native Mainer with a passion for the beauty and spirit of Maine’s natural history, rich outdoor heritage, and ample recreational opportunities. It is this passion and perspective I intend to share through this blog.
I’m a husband and father of two, with a large extended family as well. I’m a former Black Bear (UMaine) and work out of Augusta -with travel statewide for projects and planning. Thanks for reading and check back often!