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Correct Craft CEO to chair Interior Department’s recreation advisory panel

Bill Yeargin, president and CEO of Correct Craft was elected to serve as Chair of the Department of the Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (ORAC) – a board comprised of recreation industry representatives that counsels Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on policies to expand access to and improve infrastructure on public lands and waterways. “Bill is a true champion of ...

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Confirmation hearings begin for Fish, Wildlife and Parks nominee

This week the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee held hearings to consider the nomination of Rob Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. NMMA was joined by over thirty hunting, fishing, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations in expressing collective support for Wallace’s ...

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NMMA meets with officials on Everglades restoration funding

This week, NMMA met with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Interior, and Office of Management and Budget to discuss the importance of robust federal funding for Everglades restoration projects in fiscal year 2020. The health of the Everglades remains a top issue for the industry, as the system is a key ecological and environmental source ...

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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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101.6 million Americans participated in hunting, fishing and wildlife activities in 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans — 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching.  The survey illustrates gains in fishing and wildlife watching — particularly around the home ...

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke meets with ORIR members, signs secretarial orders

On his first day in office, Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two secretarial orders that expand access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing, and recreation opportunities nationwide. These orders deliver on promises made by both President Donald J. Trump and Secretary Zinke to expand access to America’s public lands. The action was hailed by representatives from ...

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