Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

“With last night’s passage of the public lands package and the inclusion of appropriations for the continued study of the outdoor recreation economy in the funding bill earlier this month, 2019 is off to a strong start for outdoor recreation,” said Wahl.

“This bipartisan legislation takes great strides in protecting our public lands and waters — which suffered greatly during the recent government shutdown — and delivers needed reforms that will enhance visitor experiences in our great outdoors,” said Wahl.

(Jan. 23, 2019) — The outdoor recreation community calls on Congress and the Administration to end the lapse in funding which has disrupted access to, and operations of, our national parks and other federal recreation sites.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — Outdoor recreation received a significant boost in the Farm Bill, which passed the United States Senate December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives December 12 and signed by the President December 20.

(Dec. 19, 2018) — The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jessica Wahl as executive director following an extensive national search.

(Sept. 20, 2018) — The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today welcomed the final report on the first-ever government statistics recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

(Sept. 14, 2018) — ORR writes, “Recent tariffs have prompted significant cost increases from our steel, aluminum and component part suppliers leading to reduced domestic sales while putting our export-based businesses at risk.”

(Sept. 6, 2018) — AB 1918 establishes the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation (OREC).

(July 26, 2018) — ORR leaders met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steven Censky to discuss the essential role played by the department.

(July 18, 2018) — Among solutions addressed were the need for strategic public-private partnerships – a top ORR priority that will expand outdoor recreation access.

(July 2, 2018) — The Senate’s message encourages “all people in the United States to recreate in the great outdoors in June 2018 and year-round.”

(June 28, 2018) — Report from Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Joint Economic Committee Democrats emphasizes the importance of outdoor recreation to the economic health of rural America

(June 14, 2018) — ORR applaudes the Senate Appropriations Committee for including funding for the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA).

(June 8, 2018) — The Beacon Awards were created in 2005 to encourage federal agencies’ experimentation with and use of new technologies and alternative communications channels to enhance the experiences of visitors to the nation’s public lands.

(June 8, 2018) — Seven Legends Awards were presented to federal managers for outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people.

(May 17, 2018) — ORR offered enthusiastic support for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recent recognition of outdoor recreation in his Secretarial Orders #3365 and #3366 in a letter dated May 17.

(May 3, 2018) — While the beauty of our lands and waterways is unrivaled, Americans arriving at our national parks this summer will once again find outdated infrastructure that impairs their ability to fully enjoy the experience.

(April 19, 2018) — Frank Hugelmeyer said, “The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and its member associations applaud today’s announcements by Secretary Zinke as a common-sense plan to elevate the importance of outdoor recreation on public lands and waters throughout the Department of the Interior.”

(April 16, 2018) — Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders last Thursday to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.

(April 13, 2018) –Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders yesterday to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR).


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