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NMMA, others meet with USDA on importance of forests to boating

On Nov. 21, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and several of its partners in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Dan Jiron and a key group of USDA officials, including many from the U.S. Forest Service. The ORIR group highlighted the importance of our nation's forests to many ...

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Interior secretary outlines recreation advisory committee objectives

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wants to tap the private sector’s best and brightest for their ideas on how to improve the public experience on federal lands and waters. The “Made in America” Recreation Advisory Committee established Tuesday will advise and update Zinke on the status of public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding ...

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Secretary Zinke signs secretarial order to expand recreational access

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3356 on Sept. 15, creating a process to identify and expand access to outdoor recreation – especially hunting and fishing – on public lands and waters managed by the Department of the Interior.  The order is an extension of Secretarial Order 3347 – issued on Secretary Zinke’s first day in office. ...

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AMI joins the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

The Association of Marina Industries announced its membership to the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable. AMI joins America's outdoor recreation leaders and other marine industry associations to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy, through policy and legislative reform. ORIR strives to achieve the following: Ensure the primary drivers of the outdoor recreation economy across the U.S. are recognized; Foster ...

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ORIR continues to form strong bonds with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

A coalition of boating industry trade associations continues to form strong bonds with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke through their work with the Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable. The ORIR includes BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA, as well as the American Sportfishing Association. Combined, the outdoor recreation industry generates $887 billion annually in economic activity and provides an estimated 7.6 ...

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Recreation leaders meet with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other administration officials on July 27 to discuss outdoor recreation’s importance to the American economy, how increased partnerships can grow jobs and how trade agreements impact the outdoor recreation industry. Outdoor recreation generates $887 billion in direct spending and supports 7.6 million jobs across all 50 ...

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VIDEO: Dept. of Interior releases report on meetings with NMMA, outdoor industry

On Friday, the Department of Interior shared a video report on the meeting and outdoor products showcase it held last week with the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, which includes NMMA. NMMA President Thom Dammrich, one of the key leaders of ORIR, helped kick off that meeting and guided Department of Interior Secretary Zinke through a showcase of American-made boats. As ...

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NMMA celebrates the outdoors with Zinke, members of Congress

On Tuesday, July 18, NMMA joined Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, members of Congress and members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., to discuss how public-private partnerships can improve visitor experiences on public lands and waters. The meeting was followed by a showcase of American-made outdoor recreation equipment as part of ...

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Industry groups praise Secretary Zinke in open letter

In an open letter published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, executives from the marine industry joined a group more than 100 outdoor recreation industry companies praised the agenda being set by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. These executives represent many segments of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry ...

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ORIR holds Capitol Hill briefings on growing the outdoor recreation economy

Outdoor recreation took center stage on Capitol Hill March 7. The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable held briefings for staffers from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, introducing the newly formed organization itself and detailing the tremendous economic impact of outdoor recreation within the United States. ORIR representatives reported that outdoor recreation generates $646 billion in ...

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