Vicki Christiansen Sworn in as U.S. Forest Service Chief

It’s official!  Vicki Christiansen was sworn in as U.S. Forest Service Chief by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday, October 11. Ms. Christiansen served as Interim Chief from March 8 – October 10, 2018.  Prior to then, she served as Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry where she was responsible for oversight of Fire…Read More

September 2018 Newsletter

The outdoor recreation industry is good for the economy. On September 20, it was made official with the release of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) first-ever final Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) report. The release of the data is a significant milestone, and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has been busy advancing the organization’s…Read More

National Scenic Byways Program Restart Moves Forward

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee September 27 unanimously approved H.R.5158 – which directs the Secretary of Transportation to reopen the nomination process for National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. The bill – introduced by U.S. Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ted Poe (R-TX) – was revised through an amendment offered by…Read More

Final ORSA Data Briefing – September 20, 2018

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#EscapeTheIndoors and Give Back to Your Public Lands on National Public Lands Day

Be sure to give back to your public lands and waters this coming Saturday, September 22 – the 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD)!  Coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation and nationally sponsored by Toyota Motor North America, NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands and waters. On Saturday, nearly 200,000 volunteers will plant…Read More