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

ORR Celebrates Senate Passage of Great Outdoors Month® Resolution 

The United States Senate declared June 2021 Great Outdoors Month® by passing Senate Resolution 273 June 16th. This is the fifth year in a row the Senate has recognized Great Outdoors Month®, which began in 1998 under President Bill Clinton and has grown tremendously under ORR’s coordination as a celebration of America’s public lands and waters…Read More

Cross-Sector Coalition Comes Together to Help Create a More Welcoming & Inclusive Outdoors

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable teams with industry leaders to foster access and inclusion in the recreation economy The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) has partnered with THOR Industries (NYSE: THO), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles, to establish a coalition to help ensure everyone feels welcome in all facets of outdoor recreation activities – from camping…Read More

ORR Lauds Administration’s $2.8b to Expand Access for Recreation on Public Lands

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, the nation’s leading outdoor recreation coalition, released the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s and Department of Agriculture’s announcement today regarding $2.8 billion in projects, grants and programs authorized in last year’s Great American Outdoors Act to expand access for recreation on public lands. “The Great American Outdoors Act is…Read More

Successful 2021 Partners Outdoors Wraps as President Biden Proclaims Great Outdoors MonthⓇ

Annual Outdoor Recreation Conference Focused on Impacts of the Pandemic on Participation and Access, Rural Economic Development, Conservation, the Future Workforce and More  This week over 150 outdoor recreation industry leaders came together with federal agency and conservation partners for Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s annual forum, Partners Outdoors. During the first day of the virtual event…Read More