Passing Great American Outdoors Act is Just Beginning for the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Passing the Great American Outdoors Act was a huge accomplishment for the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of businesses, large and small, that makeup the $778 billion recreation economy. Now that this huge achievement of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund and allocating real funding for federal land management agencies’ deferred maintenance…Read More

ORR Welcomes New Member the Professional TrailBuilders Association

Fresh off the heels of helping to pass one of the most significant legislative actions for the outdoor recreation industry Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomes its 32nd member, the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), to what is already a strong, diverse and deep membership. “PTBA is excited that the trailbuilder perspective will be included in ORR’s broad…Read More

Revitalize America Through Recreation: A 21st Century Roadmap to Economic Growth

As Americans continue to suffer from COVID-19, wrestle with ways to regain our financial footing, and debate our economic future and priorities this election year, the outdoor recreation industry is well-positioned to play a prominent role in our nation’s economic growth, the physical health of American citizens and the rejuvenation of our national spirit. Seeking…Read More

Future Bright for Outdoor Recreation as Major Legislation Moves Forward

Things are looking up for outdoor recreation businesses and enthusiasts as sales start to come back, more people are enjoying the outdoors and major pieces of legislation passed Congress. The Great American Outdoors Act — which passed the Senate in June — passed the House last week with a bipartisan vote of 310-107. ORR and our members were at…Read More

ORR Applauds House Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act & Shares Video Thank You Message from Outdoor Businesses

Yesterday, the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 310-107. ORR members were at the forefront of this landmark legislation, leading the effort to include maintenance backlog funding for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; bringing together 127 outdoor recreation businesses in support of GAOA;…Read More