Interior Secretary Zinke Releases Video Urging Action on Maintenance Backlog

It’s time to get serious about the maintenance backlog in America’s Great Outdoors.  That’s the message of a striking new video from the Department of the Interior.  The video was premiered at a Capitol Hill event hosted by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and featuring Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Angus King (I-ME), Rob…Read More

Recreation Growth, Enhancement Discussed with USDA Leaders

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) leaders met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steven Censky to discuss the essential role played by the Department – notably the USDA Forest Service – in providing diverse and high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities and growing the outdoor recreation economy, especially in rural communities.  The Forest Service provides a wide…Read More

Zinke Proclaims “Recreation is Back,” Enlists New Advisory Committee to Help!

Outdoor recreation is taking center stage at the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Secretary Ryan Zinke recently proclaimed that “Recreation is Back” in a video (view it here) and is now enlisting a new “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee to assist that effort.  The 16-member panel meets tomorrow, July 17.  Its top recreation…Read More

Americans Spent Close to $40 Billion on Marine Products in 2017

Americans love boating! Today’s USA Today highlights the $39 billion spent on marine products in 2017! See how smart policies can lead to better access to outdoor recreation and boost the economy at More