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

Outdoor Organizations Adapt to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month®

June signifies the beginning of Great Outdoors Month®. As the nation begins reopening the economy, responsible outdoor recreation should be at the forefront of economic, social and mental recovery. In that spirit, ORR is proud to share what our partners are doing to celebrate our public lands and waters, and recreation economy during Great Outdoors Month®. This year, many organizations…Read More

Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act in June

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the Senate will take up the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) when it resumes work in June. This landmark legislation would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as address the $20 billion maintenance backlog on America’s public lands and waters. ORR led the effort…Read More