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

ORR applauds VA’s investment in outdoor recreation economy

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable released the following statement after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement of $245 million in funding for the state’s Office of Outdoor Recreation and additional outdoor recreation infrastructure.  “Governor Northam’s announcement of $245 million in funding for outdoor recreation is welcome news for the outdoor industry sector, the state of Virginia and all…Read More

ORR partners with Oregon State University to bring research and education resources to outdoor recreation industry

Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) has joined other leading recreation organizations as the newest member of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). As ORR’s first higher education member, OSU’s CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $788 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the sector’s research…Read More