In partnership with THOR Industries, ORR launched Together Outdoors, an initiative aimed at making outdoor recreation more inclusive and representative of the diversity of the United States. Together Outdoors works to identify and overcome systemic issues that contribute to barriers to the outdoors for historically marginalized groups through the development of education, partnerships, and action for participants. Through this work, Together Outdoors helps ensure that all Americans feel a sense of belonging in the outdoors.
To date, Together Outdoors has united 100 leading outdoor businesses, national and regional land management agencies, and nonprofits in a shared commitment to helping outdoor recreation grow and meet the needs of diverse participants. Under the leadership of Coalition Lead Gerry Seavo James, these coalition members started a 7-month educational journey that exposes them to module-based webinars, resources, best practices, diverse perspectives, and data-driven evaluation tools, with the goal of catalyzing change both internally within their organizations and in the field where they interact with the public.