National Scenic Byways Program Restart Moves Forward

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee September 27 unanimously approved H.R.5158 – which directs the Secretary of Transportation to reopen the nomination process for National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. The bill – introduced by U.S. Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ted Poe (R-TX) – was revised through an amendment offered by…Read More

Final ORSA Data Briefing – September 20, 2018

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#EscapeTheIndoors and Give Back to Your Public Lands on National Public Lands Day

Be sure to give back to your public lands and waters this coming Saturday, September 22 – the 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD)!  Coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation and nationally sponsored by Toyota Motor North America, NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands and waters. On Saturday, nearly 200,000 volunteers will plant…Read More

ORR Welcomes Final Release of First-Ever Government Statistics on Industry’s Contribution to U.S. Economy

Report Formally Recognizes Outdoor Recreation Among Nation’s Largest Sectors Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Helps Brief Capitol Hill on Outdoor Recreation Economy – Photo Credit: Risdon Photography Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today welcomed the final report on the first-ever government statistics recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant…Read More

Infrastructure Improvements for America’s Great Outdoors Critical to Travel and Tourism Industry

Repairing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure is essential to keeping travel and tourism booming. That’s the message in a featured article in Travel Weekly, a leading travel industry publication. U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow sounded the alarm, saying that travel will stall if infrastructure needs are not met. “If we don’t, we’re locked We cannot…Read More