Summer 2018 Newsletter

KEY SUMMER SUCCESSES Great Outdoors Month ORR led the way during Great Outdoors Month, which included Kids to Parks™ Day, Bike Travel Weekend, National Fishing and Boating Week, National Get Outdoors Day, the Great Outdoors Day of Service, the Great American Campout and more. President Trump and all 50 governors proclaimed June 2018 Great Outdoors…Read More

Ask Your Members of Congress to Help Restore America’s National Parks

America’s federal lands and waters face a daunting $18.62 billion backlog of deferred maintenance – resulting from years of inadequate attention to maintaining buildings, trails, roads and other infrastructure. The problems caused by this backlog are felt daily, and the situation adversely impacts parks, visitors and surrounding communities. The 2017 National Park Service Visitor Spending…Read More

Meet the Federal Leaders in Outdoor Recreation

Who has hands on the wheel for decisions about America’s federal lands and waters, which hosted some 900 million recreation visits in 2017? These places are vital to an outdoor recreation industry that accounts for 2% of the nation’s economy. The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable invites you to find out more about these decision-makers with a…Read More

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