Commerce Secretary Calls Recreation Industry Stats “Phenomenal”

The outdoor recreation industry is big, growing bigger, and attracting new attention from the Congress and the Administration! Last month, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on Capitol Hill and described the outdoor recreation industry as one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing.  At 2.2% of the nation’s GDP, $734 billion in gross annual output,…Read More

Your One-Stop Resource for Outdoor Recreation Industry Information

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s social media channels serve as a one-stop resource for the latest information on the outdoor recreation economy, industry media coverage and events, policy updates from Capitol Hill and state legislatures, and so much more! It only takes a minute to add us to your network, so take advantage of all these…Read More

U.S. Department of Commerce and Outdoor Recreation

Everyone knows how important the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are to outdoor recreation, right?  After all, they manage hundreds of millions of acres of our nation’s public lands and waters and welcome hundreds of millions of recreation visits each year. But did you…Read More

Vicki Christiansen Sworn in as U.S. Forest Service Chief

It’s official!  Vicki Christiansen was sworn in as U.S. Forest Service Chief by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday, October 11. Ms. Christiansen served as Interim Chief from March 8 – October 10, 2018.  Prior to then, she served as Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry where she was responsible for oversight of Fire…Read More

September 2018 Newsletter

The outdoor recreation industry is good for the economy. On September 20, it was made official with the release of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) first-ever final Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) report. The release of the data is a significant milestone, and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has been busy advancing the organization’s…Read More