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Understanding Outdoor Recreation’s Important Role in the Infrastructure Debate

by Thom Dammrich – Chair, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable & President, National Marine Manufacturers Association When someone mentions infrastructure, the first images that immediately come to mind are typically roads and bridges. However, for many people across the country, infrastructure is much more than that – especially for our nation’s recreational boaters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts….Read More

A New Force on Capitol Hill? – Soundings Trade Only Today

Read the original article here. The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has already scored a series of wins in 2019, something not many groups in Washington, D.C., can claim in today’s polarized political climate. A historic natural resources bill, passed in February, contains big wins for the recreational fishing and larger outdoor recreation communities, including permanent reauthorizations…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Industry Welcomes the 116th Congress, Celebrates Early Wins

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) hosted a reception for the 116th Congress and celebrated the monumental steps its members have already taken to grow the outdoor recreation economy and provide access to America’s great outdoors. At the event, more than 100 recreation industry leaders applauded the bipartisan and bicameral passage of S. 47 – the…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Industries Praise Senate Passage of Natural Resources Management Act

Public Lands Package will help grow recreation economy for years to come The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations – strongly supports the recent passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47) in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation takes great strides in protecting our public lands and…Read More

Meet Key Congressional Leaders in Outdoor Recreation – January 2019

Congressional leadership is key to ensuring Americans have continued access to high-quality experiences on federally-managed lands and waters – nearly one-third of our nation’s surface. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee are responsible for statutes and overseeing policies that govern federal lands and waters managed by agencies including…Read More