#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

ORR Welcomes Final Release of First-Ever Government Statistics on Industry’s Contribution to U.S. Economy

Report Formally Recognizes Outdoor Recreation Among Nation’s Largest Sectors Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Helps Brief Capitol Hill on Outdoor Recreation Economy – Photo Credit: Risdon Photography Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today welcomed the final report on the first-ever government statistics recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant…Read More

Infrastructure Improvements for America’s Great Outdoors Critical to Travel and Tourism Industry

Repairing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure is essential to keeping travel and tourism booming. That’s the message in a featured article in Travel Weekly, a leading travel industry publication. U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow sounded the alarm, saying that travel will stall if infrastructure needs are not met. “If we don’t, we’re locked We cannot…Read More

ORR Supports Sound Trade Policies, Warns Against Tariff Impacts

While the outdoor recreation industry supports fair international trade policies and efforts to protect U.S. business interests in the global market, recent trade policy developments have threatened continued growth in this critical $734 billion industry. We understand the Administration’s efforts to safeguard U.S. intellectual property and balance unfair trade deficits, however recent tariffs have prompted…Read More

Great Outdoors Month® 2018 a Big Success, Unites All to Help Us #EscapeTheIndoors

Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2018) – Great Outdoors Month® 2018 was one of the most successful partner celebrations ever!  Americans across the country – outdoor rookies and experts alike – decided to #EscapeTheIndoors this June and enjoy outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters.  Government leaders at every level joined public and private partners…Read More