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Meet Key Congressional Leaders in Outdoor Recreation – January 2019

Congressional leadership is key to ensuring Americans have continued access to high-quality experiences on federally-managed lands and waters – nearly one-third of our nation’s surface. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee are responsible for statutes and overseeing policies that govern federal lands and waters managed by agencies including…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Proposes Steps to Insulate America’s Great Outdoors From Future Shutdowns

The federal shutdown has impacted federal workers, businesses and nonprofits, communities, and countless American families.  And this much is clear: the shutdown caused serious problems for outdoor recreation.  Now that a short-term deal has been reached, federally managed public lands and waters will return to normal operations.  But the recreation industry urges Congress and the…Read More

ORR Calls for End to Shutdown, Proposes Steps to Insulate America’s Great Outdoors from Future Shutdowns

Policy Statement on Federal Recreation Sites and Programs During Federal Shutdowns The federal shutdown is impacting federal workers, businesses and nonprofits, communities, and countless American families.  This much is clear: the shutdown poses serious problems for outdoor recreation.  The outdoor recreation community calls on Congress and the Administration to end the lapse in funding which has…Read More

Recreation Leaders Meet with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Highlight Recreation Opportunities for 2019 and Beyond

Recreation took center stage at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 8 as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) leaders and recreation company CEOs met with Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other key officials.  The group noted the importance of national forests to many recreational activities,…Read More

Congress Recognizes Outdoor Recreation in Farm Bill

Outdoor recreation received a significant boost in the Farm Bill, which passed the United States Senate December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives December 12 and was signed by the President December 20. Opening the door for outdoor recreation projects and programs in rural communities to access the rural economic development grants, new language in…Read More