NEWS

Outdoor Organizations Adapt to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month®

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 27, 2020 – As the nation begins reopening the economy, responsible outdoor recreation should be at the forefront of economic, social and mental recovery. In that spirit, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable – the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations comprised of 31 national association members serving 100,000 businesses –…Read More

Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act in June

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the Senate will take up the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) when it resumes work in June. This landmark legislation would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as address the $20 billion maintenance backlog on America’s public lands and waters. ORR led the effort…Read More

Outdoor Industry Urges Congressional Action to Support Outdoor Recreation Economy, Pass Great American Outdoors Act

Great American Outdoors Act Would Provide Critical Stimulus to Industry and Gateway Communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2020 – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a letter today signed by 29 national outdoor recreation trade associations, supporting over 100,000 businesses, urging Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). This legislation would fully fund…Read More

ORR Member Survey Shows Pandemic’s Catastrophic Impact to Outdoor Recreation Industry

An Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member survey, in partnership with the Oregon State University Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative, finds that the outdoor recreation industry is facing dramatically decreased sales and revenue, difficulties with production and distribution and large numbers of furloughs and layoffs. ORR surveyed its member trade associations representing over 100,000 businesses from RVing…Read More

ORR Proposes CARES Act Fixes to Support Outdoor Recreation Businesses

Americans’ lives and communities have changed dramatically in recent weeks. As schools, businesses, shops and more temporarily close because of COVID-19, Americans are looking to the outdoors – while adhering to CDC guidelines – to provide a necessary reprieve from the intense mental and physical stress caused by this crisis and the vital efforts to…Read More