SOAR Act Introduced in Congress

Bill would simplify permitting processes for outdoor guides and outfitters Americans’ ability to participate in outdoor recreation on our public lands and waters took a major step forward this week with the introduction of the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act by Senators Martin Heinrich (D, NM) and Shelley Moore Capito (R, WV). This…Read More

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