NEWS

ORR to Announce 2020 Legends Awards in Weekly Series

Starting tomorrow, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable will announce 2020’s Legends Awards in a weekly series. Since 1991, Legends Awards have honored employees from federal agencies that manage outdoor recreation on public lands and waters for outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people. Legends Awards are the only awards nominated…Read More

127 Outdoor Recreation Businesses Urge House to Pass the Great American Outdoors Act

127 outdoor businesses sent a letter to House leadership today urging passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). GAOA, if passed, will stimulate the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of small and large businesses that comprise the growing industry. GAOA would also create more safe and sustainable recreation access while improving infrastructure for…Read More

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

ORR Applauds Senate’s Bipartisan Effort Today, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. 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…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Businesses Make Final Push for Senate to Pass the Great American Outdoors Act

102 cross-sector outdoor recreation businesses urge swift passage of once-in-a-generation legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 10, 2020 – Over 100 outdoor businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to mom and pop shops, including specialty retailers, apparel, gear and vehicle manufacturers, outfitters and guides, campground and marina operators, and more sent a letter to Senate leadership urging…Read More

ORR Member Survey Shows COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Outdoor Economy; Outdoor Legislative Package Will Help

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Launches Dashboard to Illustrate Continued Impacts to Outdoor Industry An updated Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member survey, in partnership with the Oregon State University Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative, finds that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the outdoor recreation industry continued to worsen throughout the month of May. More companies faced declining sales…Read More