ORR Members Gearing Up for Lame Duck Session

As the 115th Congress prepares to return for a short “lame duck session,” members of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s (ORR) government relations committee are hard at work urging passage of key legislation reflecting ORR’s policy agenda.  ORR members are seeking funding for continuing and expanding the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, which measures the economic impact of outdoor…Read More

U.S. Senators Introduce RTP Full Funding Act

Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018) – The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has aided trail construction and maintenance projects and programs nationwide since 1991. Created through landmark surface transportation legislation, RTP reflected Congressional belief that federal gas taxes paid on motorfuel used in motorized nonhighway recreational activities should be used to benefit those paying the tax…Read More

Commerce Secretary Calls Recreation Industry Stats “Phenomenal”

The outdoor recreation industry is big, growing bigger, and attracting new attention from the Congress and the Administration! Last month, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on Capitol Hill and described the outdoor recreation industry as one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing.  At 2.2% of the nation’s GDP, $734 billion in gross annual output,…Read More

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The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s social media channels serve as a one-stop resource for the latest information on the outdoor recreation economy, industry media coverage and events, policy updates from Capitol Hill and state legislatures, and so much more! It only takes a minute to add us to your network, so take advantage of all these…Read More

U.S. Department of Commerce and Outdoor Recreation

Everyone knows how important the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are to outdoor recreation, right?  After all, they manage hundreds of millions of acres of our nation’s public lands and waters and welcome hundreds of millions of recreation visits each year. But did you…Read More