ORR applauds key outdoor access and streamlining bill (SOAR Act) passage in House Natural Resources Committee

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) statement on U.S. House Natural Resources Committee markup of a bill that will greatly improve access for Americans to the outdoors, H.R. 3670, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act. “This House markup is a critical first step to improving access for the American public and updated tools for federal…Read More

ORR Supports New Maryland Office of Outdoor Recreation

“The entire recreation industry applauds Governor Hogan’s creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation and hiring of J. Daryl Anthony as its first director,” said Jessica Wahl Turner, executive director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. “As a Marylander myself, I am in awe of all the state has to offer when it comes to recreation on…Read More

Outdoor Rec. Industry & Agency Leaders Celebrate 1st Anniversary of GAOA Passage, Discuss Implementation Progress

Washington, D.C. – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the country’s leading outdoor recreation coalition, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Department of the Interior (DOI) and a diverse range of outdoor recreation partners, joined together today to discuss implementation of the most important outdoor recreation legislation in the 21st century – the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). Jessica…Read More

$788 Billion Outdoor Recreation Industry Rallies Behind Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

On behalf of the growing $788 billion outdoor industry, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable expresses our strong support for quickly advancing bipartisan infrastructure legislation. We appreciate the hard work by President Biden, members of his administration and the US Senate to come to an agreement on a broad and impactful bipartisan infrastructure package that invests in our…Read More

ORR Applauds Funding Opportunity for Rural “Gateway” Communities

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable released the following statement regarding today’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (link) to support economic development through outdoor recreation.  “The EDA’s announcement of $750 million in funds to support gateway communities’ economies is welcome news for the outdoor recreation community as we work to help rural communities recover…Read More