Tag Archives: Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

Minnesota launches Outdoor Recreation Task Force

Outdoor recreation industry leaders including Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, REI and Outdoor Industry Association applauded Minnesota’s recent announcement of an Outdoor Recreation Task Force (ORTF) to study and identify economic and participation opportunities around the state’s robust outdoor recreation resources. The effort to create the task force was jointly pursued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota and ...

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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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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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Zinke, members Congress host events to highlight outdoor recreational industry

On Tuesday, July 18, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, members of Congress, and senior members of the outdoor recreation industry will meet at the U.S. Department of the Interior for a discussion about using public-private partnerships to improve visitor experiences on public lands and waters and help reduce the department’s maintenance backlog. The event will also include a showcase ...

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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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Boating industry, outdoors groups meet with administration officials

Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service Monday, for the first of what’s expected to be a series of official meetings to address boating and outdoor recreation expansion and improvements. The ORIR includes several groups in the boating industry, including BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA. Outdoor recreation is ...

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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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