While it is widely understood that getting outdoors is transformative, outdoor spaces are not always welcoming for everyone. In particular, for communities like Black and other People of Color, Indigenous People, Disabled People, LGBTQ+ people, recent immigrants, and those of different socioeconomic statuses, and others, feelings of exclusion, real or perceived threats of violence, lack of accessibility, and difficulties in outdoor career advancement have limited the extent to which these communities spend time outside. Together Outdoors unites outdoor businesses, agencies, and nonprofits to help ensure positive outdoor experiences for all, no matter their background. TO pursues this work through engagement, partnership and education across all segments of the outdoor community, and lends its perspective to federal public comment opportunities on equitable access to the outdoors.
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable promotes the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities. We educate decision makers and the public on balanced policies that conserve public lands and waterways and enhance infrastructure to improve the experience and quality of life of outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.