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ORR Expresses Support for Vilsack 2.0!

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable sent a letter of support to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for the nomination of Tom Vilsack to be the next Secretary of Agriculture. Read the full letter here.Read More

ORR Encouraged By 30 by 30 Goals, Wants Outdoor Rec. Interests Involved

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is encouraged by President Biden’s executive order announcing the goal to fight climate change and create jobs, in part through the 30 by 30 initiative. In December, ORR provided the Biden transition team the ORR Transition Policy Paper outlining the outdoor recreation industry’s support for the 30 by 30 concept but noting the…Read More

ORR Strongly Supports Governor Gina Raimondo for Secretary of Commerce

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable offered strong support for the nomination of Governor Gina Raimondo to be the next Secretary of Commerce in a letter to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. The letter outlines key issues important to the outdoor industry that the Department of Commerce oversees, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis which is responsible for…Read More

ORR Builds New Tool for Rural Communities to Build Their Outdoor Recreation Economies

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), working with Oregon State University’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative and the National Governors Association Outdoor Recreation Learning Network, is helping rural communities build their outdoor recreation economies through a newly developed resource, the ORR Rural Economic Development Toolkit. Outdoor recreation is a powerful economic force nationally, generating $788 billion in economic…Read More

ORR Supports Mayor Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable offered strong support for the nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in a letter to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, specifically Chairwoman Cantwell and Ranking Member Wicker. The letter outlines the vital role transportation infrastructure will play in the next infrastructure…Read More