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ORR Celebrates Pennsylvania’s New Director of Outdoor Recreation

Position Underscores Importance and Benefits of the Outdoor Recreation Economy Outdoor Recreation Roundtable applauded the hire of Pennsylvania’s new Director of Outdoor Recreation, Nathan Reigner, today at an event highlighting the new position and outdoor recreation’s importance to the state. Outdoor recreation generates $11.8 billion for the Keystone State’s economy, is 1.5 percent of its…Read More

ORR Calls Out Two Key Provisions in the FY 2022 Omnibus that Bolster the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) celebrated two provisions key to bolstering the outdoor recreation industry in the recently passed FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Along with applauding the bipartisan funding of the government, ORR applauds the continued funding of $1.5 million for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA). Additionally, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Michael Bennet…Read More

ORR Statement on USFWS’s Record $1.5B Announcement

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcing a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program. The program supports outdoor infrastructure, land and water conservation, habitat restoration and more in every state. “Over the past two years we saw record outdoor participation and sales of outdoor products…Read More

ORR Highlights 2021 Recreation Industry Wins in Annual Report

2021 was an incredible year for the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry. Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) convened the cross-sector collaboration that allowed for huge industry wins while the sector continued to overcome pandemic-related challenges. ORR’s 2021 Annual Report outlines how the organization and its members provided breakthrough innovation, secured increased funding, worked for greater access…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Leaders Applaud New Bill to Bolster Rural Communities

Rural Outdoor Investment Act Would Help Rural Communities Prepare for and Grow Outdoor Recreation Economies, Infrastructure Leading outdoor recreation organizations are fully supporting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) newly-introduced Rural Outdoor Investment (ROI) Act. This bill provides much-needed capital for rural communities seeking to build and plan…Read More